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It captured the students the 

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Laws, rules and regulations. What? For students? 
The Student Government Association was prided on being 
the judicial system for the student body. The members oversaw 
the rights and privileges around campus involving students. 
"[We're] the voice... of the students in line with common 
grounds of the students, offering ways to solve student issues before the 
administration," President Kayla Wingfield, senior liberal arts major, said. 
As all citizens, students had the right to vote for officials and leaders, 
bills and amendments. Students also decided how their money was spent. 
"The money comes from their trust fund that is appropriately pulled 
from its account to be utilized in discretion as needed," Vice President 
Matthew Morrison, junior liberal arts major, said. 

Like the judicial system, members in SGA had to be elected into each 
office by the student body at the beginning of the semester, however, posi- 
tions became available throughout the semester. 

"Any student can join either Academic Affairs, Student Affairs or Ex- 
ternal Affairs who is interested in being involved with SGA and his own 
rights as an NSU student," Morrison said. 

Committee heads extended from student body president, vice presi- 
dent, class senators and commissioners. In order to become an official 



representative of SGA, one had to have met the requirements to serve 
on the committee and simply fill out an application. 

The work of the committee heads was almost as demanding as 
America's government, or any one government for that matter. ThereH 
were four bills that passed during the school year. It took a lot of wisdorrB 
to make sure the bills benefited the students without disregarding theB 
administration, Wingfield said. 

"[It caused] a mountain of time and effort," she said. 

SGA came in handy for its students as more than just representaB 
tion. Scantrons were freely issued at specified times and days to studentsH 
who went to the SGA office and requested them. Scantrons were ofterB 
essential to a college student's life, as they were often required to take arfl 
exam. Some professors were not so willing to allow make-ups for excuse 
of those without scantrons. 

Interviews, forums and debates were also a part of this organization 
duties, which were done through the media, television and group setting 
and the SGA encouraged students to exercise and know their rights an 
privileges. 

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un! Fun! Fun! And more FUN! Whether in the hot sun or 
chilled winter, the Student Activities Board was committed to 
delivering the best of times on campus. 

With each semester, SAB executives planned to present 

new and improved events. 

"SAB represents the students of NSU and their involvement in the 

rand scheme of its social events, either in service or in the general idea 

if SAB: bringing students together," President Eddie Higginbotham, senior 

ealth and exercise science major, said. 

One event was Fiesta! Fiesta!, where students enjoyed food, drinks 
nd learned how to salsa dance. 

"Unlike previous events, this one was geared toward the abandon- 
nent of the traditional events and more centered to support those of 
iifferent ethnicities and backgrounds," Higginbotham said. 

The members of SAB strived to be inclusive to ewer/ ethnicity, back- 
ground, creed and race with events for this school year and future ones, 
his particular event estimated around $1,100. 

"[That] is cheap for an SAB event," Higginbotham said. 
There was the Special Events Coordinator Committee, whose main 
urpose was to present ideas to the board. From there, decisions were 
nade. 

'[The committee] is responsible for initiating the planning process for 
:vents and managing them, adhering to the budget designated for events, 
ecuringthe meeting space and contacting food suppliers and vendors for 
vents, all the while making sure to meet deadlines and prioritize," said 
Zourtney Espenan, public relations committee head and junior liberal arts 
Jnajor. 

SAB wore many hats. It was not just consistent in entertaining, like 



dancing, winning prizes and hosting events. It also included different com- 
mittees focused on different aspects of student life. 

The Service Learning Committee participated in activities less fo- 
cused on entertaining, such as benefits for homeless shelters. The com- 
mittee was devoted to serving in Habitat for Humanity, a world-wide 
organization known for its aid with inexpensive, but legitimate, building 
of houses for the needy and oppressed. The committee also hosted a 
canned food drive, sending hundreds of canned goods to the lower-to-no 
income families and people groups. 

"[The committee executive was responsible for] nicely fitting aca- 
demia into society and focusing meaningful service from students through- 
out the community," Higginbotham said. 

Holding a leadership position was sometimes tough. The president, 
vice president, executives and committee heads also had to juggle school, 
work and a social life, Higginbotham said. 

"It can be a struggle sometimes," he said. 

And as president, his role was particularly important. 

"[I'm] the face of SAB, a walking billboard for SAB, must attend all 
meetings and run them, including the executive committee meetings and 
serve in multiple committees," Higginbotham said. 

Despite the hard work, he said it is a rewarding experience to be a 
member of SAB. 

It was a perk to see students, "learn future knowledge with network- 
ing, interact with multiple personalities, experience college to its fullest, 
and being involved in new and exciting things," he said. 

Espenan added she hoped "the members of SAB would continue to 
support each other so NSU can easily operate more efficiently." 

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"Hitting the Road-Homecoming Kick-Off" 

Monday, October 1 9 

Students gathered at Friedman Stu- 
dent Union to get ready for their 
week-long "road trip." 

"Everything's Bigger in Texas" 

Tuesday, October 20 

Their first stop was Texas. The re was a 
barbecue outside of Keyser and a me- 
chanical bull that sent students flying. 

"Winter 'Canned Food' Olympics" 

Wednesday, October 2 1 
Students got to gear up and climb 
a rock wall at the President's Field. 
Canned food donations were also ac- 
cepted for D.O.YE.S. 

"/ Love New York! Lip Sync" 

Thursday, October 22 
Greeks and organizations competed in 
the broad way-style lip sync competi- 
tion at A.A. Fredrick's Auditorium 

"We/come to the Party! Pool Party" 

Friday, October 23 

Their last stop was Miami, where SAB 

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The 2009 Homecoming King and 
Queen were Eddie Higginbotham and Kayla 
Wingfield. 

Higginbotham was also nominated Mr. 
NSU and served as the Student Activities 
Board President. 

"I've seen the past people who have 
been king and queen, and they've been role 
models to me," Higginbotham, senior health 
and exercise science major, said. "I feel so 
honored and blessed." 

Kayla Wingfield, senior scientific inquiry 
major, was the SGA President, and wasn't 
expecting to be crowned Homecoming 
Queen. 

"I told people the whole day that I 
wasn't nervous about the election because I 
didn't think I was going to make court; I was 
just happy I got nominated," Wingfield, said. 
"I'm not your typical person who you would 
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Eddie Higginbotham, senior health and exercise major and Mr. 
NSU, said it was a surreal experience when he discovered he 
was chosen by the student body to be Mr. NSU a week after 
being elected Homecoming King. 
"I came to NSU, and I could just think of the past people 
that got [Mr. NSU] and how much I looked up to them and how they 
helped me," he said. 

Higginbotham was excited to receive the highest title at NSU. He 
was also honored to be recognized by the student body for doing what he 
loved: being involved and helping people. 

"It's one of the most humbling experiences," he said. 
Rachel McCalister, 2008 Homecoming Queen and senior educa- 
tion major, was elected alongside Higginbotham as Miss NSU. 

"In a way, I feel more honored than I was for homecoming" she 
said. "It's a more prestigious title." 

McCalister said she felt privileged by just being on the ballad, 
since a student must be nominated by four different RSOs on campus. 
Nominees were also required to have at least a 2.75 GPA to be eligible. 

While serving on homecoming court and as Mr. and Miss NSU, 
both Higginbotham and McCalister stayed active on campus. 



Higginbotham attributed his collegiate experience to his involve- 
ment on campus. He was involved in the Student Activities Board, Fresh- 
man Connection, Demon VIP, Interfraternity Council and Order of Ome- 
ga- 

"You're not going to get that full college experience by just sitting 
in your room all day," he said. 

McCalister was the president of Phi Mu and Kappa Delta Phi, the 
education honor society. She was a Freshman Connector and a Demon 
VIP, and was a member of Blue Key and SAB. 

Though they stayed involved socially, both agreed that academics 
were the most important part of their college career. 

"I think, especially being Mr. or Miss NSU, you should hold aca- 
demics a little bit higher than your involvement because that's what you're 
here for," Higginbotham said. "That's the thing you should be excelling in. 
It should be your grades, then that other stuff." 

McCalister said she intended to focus more on school as she 
prepares for graduation. 

"I won't be as hands-on involved in leadership positions, but I 
hope to be there to guide the younger ones and give them the full support 
they need, like the people above me did for me," she said. 

Andrew Bordelon 



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Mr. and Miss NSU 



Favorite fast food restaurant? 

Raising Canes 




Who is your role model? 
Roderick Wilson, 2008 Mr. NSU 

If you could be back in time, when? 

1 990s for sure, I know it's recent, but the music, tv shows, 
movies, pop culture in general was awesome 



What is the last book you read? 

Very corny-An Inspirational book for student leaders 

Kind of music on your iPod? 

Everything... I love music in general, no particular favorite 

Plans after graduation? 

Work forTheta Chi as a consultant, then Physical Therapy 
school, then practice Physical Therapy 

Farthest distance you've traveled? 

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Arby's 

Favorite movie? 

Pride and Prejudice 

Favorite TV show? 

Grey's Anatomy 

Who is your role model? 

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Kind of music on your iPod? 

Everything 

Plans after graduation? 

Graduate School 

Farthest distance you've traveled? 

New York 

Most memorable moment in college? 

2008 Homecoming Week 



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Christmas time was a busy time of 
year filled with lights, music, fire- 
works and more. 
The City of Natchitoches 
decorated the town with more 
:han 300,000 Christmas lights and 100 lit set 
pieces for residents, students and visitors to 
enjoy. The Christmas season was celebrated 
with events and festivities for six weeks, with 
the highlight of the season being 83rd Annual 
Christmas Festival. 

"I love the Christmas Festival because it 
puts everyone in the Christmas spirit," Maegan 
Morace, sophomore hospitality management 
and tourism major, said. "The decorations and 
Christmas lights completely transform Front 
Street into a winter wonderland." 

Residents, students and visitors also enjoyed 
the fireworks display each Saturday throughout 
the season. The Christmas Festival fireworks 
show was the largest show during the season. 

"My favorite part about the Christmas Fes- 
ival was definitely the fireworks on Saturday 
night," Hannah Oge, freshman nursing major, 
said. "I love this time because it's packed with 
people, see everyone you know and the fire- 
works are so beautiful!" 

Along with Christmas celebrations, the 
hristmas season marked the end of the fall se- 
mester. Finals and packing up to visit hometown 
family and friends made Christmas a busy time 
for students. 

"December is stressful because a combi- 
nation of finals, tourists and the duties of other 
jobs are overwhelming," Lauren Mitcham, junior 
criminal justice m ajor, s 

Even with all the Christmas excitement and 
activities, students still found a way to enjoy the 
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Students, families, residents and visitors 
from around the country came together to 
start the Chnsunas season with Natchi- 
toches' annual Christmas Festival. 

"My favorite thing about the Christmas 
Festival is watching thousands of people 
travel to Natchitoches," Brooke Nielsen, 
sophomore fashion merchandise major said. 
"Since this is my hometown, I have been go- 
ing to the Festival since I was a little girl, so 
I think it is amazing to see so many tourists 
come to see something I have grown up 
around." 

Thousands of people have not always 
attended the Festival. 

Throughout the years, it grew and now 
has a history residents of Natchitoches can 
be proud of, Chelsea Giles, Natchitoches 
resident and junior family and consumer 
science major, said. 

"And it is something that our town is 
known for" Giles said. 

The Festival began in 1 926 when the 
Power & Light Department decided to 
string Christmas lights along Front Street 
as a Christmas gift to the city. As the years 
went by, more lights were added around 
town, until the entire historic district and 
riverbank were covered in lights. 

"I drive down Front Street at night in 
December even when it is not the quickest 
route because I love the lights so much," 
Maegan Morace, sophomore hospitality 
management and tourism major said. 

Each year more lights were added and 
the celebration of turning on the lights 
quickly grew. Fireworks were first displayed 
at the Festival in the 1 930s and developed 
into a fireworks and laser light show set to 
music. 

"I got to watch the fireworks from a 
barge this year and it was absolutely won- 
derful," Nielsen said. "I thought the show 
was awesome and seems to get better 
every year" 

To attract residents and visitors to 
Natchitoches earlier in the day, the City 
decided to have a Christmas parade travel 
through downtown in the early afternoon. 
The parade began small, but grew to 
include NSU and local high school bands, 
dance lines, cheerleaders, and more. Each 
year the parade finished with a special 
guest: Santa Clause. 

"I enjoyed seeing the band, cheerlead- 
ers and more because it was cool to see 
people I have classes with in the parade," 
Giles said. 

As the Festival grew and people started 
coming earlier in the day, churches and 
nonprofit groups began selling food to the 
attendees. Now, the downtown riverbank 
and Front Street were filled with food ven- 
dors providing visitors with a large variety 
of southern cooking and local cuisine. 

"I love the Natchitoches Meat Pies, but 
my favorite thing to eat at the Festival is 
alligator on a stick," Hannah Oge, freshman 
nursing major said. 

After 83 years, the Natchitoches 
Christmas Festival grew into an event in 
which every student and their families could 
experience. 

"Natchitoches comes alive during Christ- 
mas Festival, and family and people who 
have moved away or don't live here at all 
come to enjoy the festivities," Morace said. 

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Spanish major, this February. & 

. as definitely bittersweet passing on my crown," Pippen said. 

"I was so excited for Carley, and I know she will do an amazing job 
representing NSU. Yet at the same time it was a bit sad because the year 
really and truly did pass by way too fast." 

Miss Lady of the Bracelet had been McCord's dream and the reason 
she began pageantry. She had competed in Miss Lady of the Bracelet be- 
fore, p acing first runner up and winning the swimsuit competition in 2008. 
She .vas scheduled to compete again in the 2009 pageant, but was 
after being crowned Miss Holiday in Dixie. 

"i was never nervous [about this pageant] because it was in God's 
hands," she said. "I knew how hard I worked and I knew how badly I 
wanted it, but I also knew that the deserving girl would be crowned. And, 
thank God that was me." A/> "\V A 

"When they called my name," she continued, "I was filled with relief, 
joy and excitement. Saying that I was ecstatic would be an understate- 
ment." 

McCord didn't have her best night, she said. She felt the sound system 
was giving her trouble, prohibiting her from hearing the background music 
to her talent song-"Don't Rain on My Parade" from "Funny Girl"- and her 
ball gown was a little too big after losing weight during the week from be- 
ing busy with rehearsals. Her dress even causedner to trip while on stage. 

"I tripped on my gown because it was falling off of me," she said. "It 
was not that noticeable, but again that's what I get for losing too much 
weight due to stress." 

"I just wanted to win so badly that stress came along with the long 
preparation," she continued. "But I knew that the judges know how badly 
I wanted it." 

The pageant was comprised of four elements: swimsuit, ball gown, 
talent and interview. Each designed to measure the internal and external 
elements of beauty in each contestant. 

Whitney Mixon placed first runner up and won both the swimsuit and 
ball gown portions of the pageant. 

"I truly felt calm throughout the entire pageant until standing on stage 



waiting for the awards to be announced," Mixon said. "I was so excite^ 
to hear my name caiied for the swimsuit and evening gown awards. I wa 
aroud of ■ performance throughout the night and am so thankful foj 
placing first runner up and receiving $1,500 in scholarship money. It was,, 
good moment." 

Mixon danced to "Kissing You" by Des'ree Weeks from the moden. 
version of the movie, "Romeo and Juliet." 

"I loved the conviction in the artists' voice and the emotion surround 
ing the song," she said. "I fell head over heels for that piece of mu^| 
bought the soundtrack and created my ballet routine." 

Mixon also began the Miss America pageant circuit with hopes 

becoming Miss Northwestern Lady of the Bracelet. She was scheduled t( 

able compete in the 2009 pageant, but was unable after being crowned Mi| 

City of Pmeville. 

"I have always been active on campus and loved being involved," st> 
said. "I have grown to love Northwestern and all it stands for. I wanted t< 
compete for the opportunity to represent NSU in the community and o 
a state pageant level." 

"I also entered the pageant for the experience," she continued, 
thought it would be fun, and I was right. It was." 

Haley Warrick, sophomore biology major, placed second runner uf 
She performed Ballet en Pointe for her talent. 

Jessica Lopez, senior liberal arts major, joined the Miss Lady of th 
Bracelet stage for the second year, winning the talent competition agai 
with her artcH/ocal piece. She placed first runner up and won talent in th 
2009 pageant. 

The pageant combined six women of six different backgrounds an ; 
talents on one stage. But there was one woman who had the audienc 
standing in applause. 

"My favorite part was the standing ovation after I jump roped," Whr, 
ney Wilson said. 

Wilson, junior business administration major and liberal arts major i 
the Scholars' College, won the Liz Carroll People's Choice Award afte 
performing a jump rope routine to "Like to Move it." 

"I was super excited about People's Choice," she said. "I knew that 
had pleased the crowd through their cheers, but for them to actually vot 
for me overall was awesome." 

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hat I wanted — to please the crowd." 

Jump rope was an obvious choice for Wilson. She began jump 
oping in the 5th grade after her best friend asked her to try out for 
oe "Jazzy jumpers," a local jump-rope team in Haughton, La. She has 
ompeted in regional and national jump-rope competitions, and was 
ven on ESPN for jump rope. 

"The main reason I participated [in the pageant] was to show ev- 
ryone my talent," she said. "I wanted people to know that there are 
nique talents out there that a lot of people don't know about. I done 
ageants growing up until I was about ten, and then I did two in high 
chool. I sort of know what the pageant life was all about, and I wanted 
o get back into that." 

Lauren Waguespack, junior theatre major, also found her home on 
tage at the pageant. 

"Give me a stage and a microphone, and I am the happiest girl in 
le world," she said. 

Waguespack was named Miss Congeniality. She sang "Find Your 
iirail" from the musical "Spamalot" for her talent. 

"I decided to do this pageant because I want to represent this 
chool," she said. "I told myself that by coming here to Northwestern, 
could change my life for the better and be a part of everything I can." 

Regardless of the different backgrounds and talents each contes- 
int brought to the stage, they each had one link in common: their 
assion for Northwestern. 

"I plan to represent this university that I love so much," McCord 
aid. "I plan to bring out the best of school spirit among the student 
ody, make many appearances, recruit high school seniors and pro- 
iote the Miss LOB pageant. I want to be an LOB that everyone will 
emember for years to come." 

"I want to make a statement and people in the future to say, 'She 
id great things for NSU," McCord continued. 

But after passing the crowning, the applause and the celebration, 
ippen had one last thing to pass to McCord. 

"My advice to Carley is to treasure every single moment," Pippen 
aid. "It goes by so quickly so be as involved as she can and know that 
le will get out of it what she puts into it." 

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Why did you get started in pageantry? 

Shhh... Don't tell but I used to actually think pageants were bogus, rigged, com- 
petitions that required girls to be judged on beauty. But it was my older sister 
who told me about LOB my senior year in high school and how I should do it, 
so from then on it was a goal of mine. So actually it was because of LOB that 
I got involved in the Miss America Organization and realized that it had so 
much more to do with the overall package rather than just beauty. 

What is your proudest pageant moment? 

It would have to be a tie between winning Miss Holiday in Dixie 2009 and 
Miss LOB 20 1 0. Holiday in Dixie was special because it was my first title and 
LOB was very special because it was the reason I got involved in pageants, 
and it was a goal of mine for a long time. 

| What is your most embarrassing pageant moment? 

Probably slipping on stage in evening gown at LOB this year. HAHA! That's 
I what I get for losing too much weight before the pageant and my dress falling 
off of me! 

| What has pageantry taught you? 

It has taught me all about being a true woman of character. I have grown so 
much from it and it has absolutely made me a better person. 

Who is your role model and why? 

My role model is Katherine Putnam, Miss Louisiana 2009. She has always been 
such a classy, talented, young lady with high hopes and dreams, and she always 
achieves her goals successfully. 

If you could make one change at NSU, what would it be? 

Can we get some more parking places please?!? Oh and more food options 
would be nice. ..a subway or chick-fil-a. More franchise options. 

What is the 'oddest' interview question you have ever been asked while 
competing in a pageant? 

j Well there has never been an interview where I have not been asked about 
being a nationally ranked powerlifter. But, I believe it was in the Miss Natchi- 
toches City of Lights pageant in 2008 where I was asked, "What is it 
like wearing those tight little suits, with a straining face to lift that 
huge weight off the ground?" I replied, "Well I have to get on 
stage in front of you tonight in a bikini and act like I am hott 
stuff, so I would say it is the same feeling." 

| What is the hardest part about being a crown 
holder? 

It gets difficult to balance school, 
. work, doing service work and ^0 

preparation for the next -^kSi 

pageant. I have some- 
how been able to 
do it and come , 
out alive haha! 

What is your 

favorite book and why? 

The Lovely Bones by Alice Se- 
bold. I read it in high school and 
it was just so good and 
interesting! Now it is a 
movie in theatres! 



What is your advice 
to any woman 
wanting to get 
involved in a pag- 
eant? 

Do not doubt 
yourself. Never 
worry about the 
other competitor 
and be the best 
you can be. Cli- 
che, but TRUE 





Her journey to Miss Louisiana was filled with paperwork, 
■-ent events, exercise, platform promotion and talent prac- 



"I really think that a lot oT people underestimate pageant 
girls," McCord said. "I think people just think these girls just go out 
there and walk across the stage. But that's not it at all. It is so much 
more than that. It is so hard." 

The week of Miss Louisiana, while hard, was a week Mc- 
Cord said she would never forget. It was so stressful she lost four 
pounds, causing her to have to literally glue her thousand-dollar 
evening gown to her so it would stay up during the pageant, she 
said. 

"That was real stressful." McCord said. "Just the fact going 
through rehearsal knowing that your evening gown didn't fit you af- 
ter walking off the stage was another thing. That would be anybody's 
worse nightmare to walk on stage and have your dress fall off." 

The typical Broadway, show-tune singer took a risk at Miss 
Louisiana and sang,"l Surrender" by Celine Deon. While it was out 
of her element, it was the best she had sung. 

"It was a life lesson," McCord said. "You learn you work so 
hard for something, and everyone else is working just as hard for All 
those girls worked just as hard as you did, and at the end you are all 
good and you are all winners, but there is only one winner" 



"I was moving my dress so [the girl behind me] could be 
crowned, and I fell." Carlee McCord said about being crowned Miss 
Holiday in Dixie. "I was so shocked. You would have thought I won a 
million dollars." 

McCord. junior criminal justice major, competed in five 
pageants within a year after her pageant premier in the 2009 Miss 
Northwestern Lady of the Bracelet in order to attend Miss Louisiana 
Pageants were not something McCord would typically consider doing 

"I honestly had no idea why anyone would want to walk 
across the stage in heels and be judged," McCord said. "I couldn't see 
why anyone would want to do that. I don't like being judged, not in a 
swimsuit and heels." 

But after her sorority needed a representative for Miss 
LOB, she found pageantry something she enjoyed. 

"It makes you into a better woman," she said. "Even 
though your crown isn't always on your head, people still look up to 
you as if it is." 

McCord had the opportunity to travel as Miss Holiday 
in Dixie, including the opportunity to meet the Blue Angels. She also 
traveled to New York for a fundraiser for her platform; where she 
learned a lesson from a little girl she would never forget. 

"I just want to wiggle my toes," a girl at the fundraiser saic 

"We take advantage of walking to our cars in the morninj 
and this little girl just wants to wiggle her toes." McCord said. 




Miss America bound 

pageant path 

utt glue, hair spray, concealer, talent and charm. And a littk 
bit of file' tossed over the shoulder for good luck. 

Four NSU women were armed and ready for the bat 
tlefield that was the Miss Louisiana Pageant. 

It was a time for the women to flaunt their beauty, earr 
r scholarships and compete for the coveted crown and honor that accom 
panied the title of Miss America. 

Carlee McCord, Miss Holiday in Dixie; Brittany Pippen, Miss North 
western Lady of the Bracelet; Whitney Mixon, Miss City of Pineville; an< 
Mandi Ridgdell, Miss Louisiana Jazzland, joined 25 women in Monroe, La 
in June to compete for the Miss Louisiana Crown. 

Each contestant brought something special to the pageant, but th 
four NSU women each took away a little something extra. 




"I don't consider myself the typical pageant girl," Brittany Pip- 
pen, Miss Northwestern Lady of the Bracelet, said. "I was very athletic 
in high school, but I have seen the difference that one person can 
make with their platform." 

Pippen, sophomore psychology major was no stranger to 
leadership. She was her high school valedictorian, an NSU student 
ambassador and held various officer positions in student organiza- 
tions. She has also been a crown holder four times since she was 1 2, 
with Miss LOB being her first Miss America preliminary. 

"[Winning] was unexpected as a freshman," she said of her 
Miss LOB crowning. "That moment was indescribable." 

Pippen tried to practice qualities a role model should possess 
by being a good leader, standing up for what she believed in and 
making good decisions. 

Miss Louisiana enabled Pippen to meet crown holders from 
across the state. 

"It really motivated me to be a better person because there 
are just some amazing women," she said. "I look at them and they 
have just done so much, you know, to help other through their per- 
sonal platform or through Children's Miracle Network." 

Pippen worked on promoting both the CMN platform, rais- 
ing $3,000 through sod i -.ales, and 
herjv the SkinYou'-re In," durii ineyto 
Miss i 

Pippen/. < ness by hosting events for 



her personal platform, which focuses on eating disorders. 

"I do believe that today's society places such a high value 
on, especially women, being thin," she said. "An unrealistic size or 
two. And that's not the average size of girls in America. And a lot of 
people, especially teenagers and college young women, are compar- 
ing themselves to the 'Paris Hiltons' and the unrealistic size, and they 
are going to drastic measures to get there." 

Pippen enjoyed participating in the Miss Louisiana activities 
such as the fashion show, visiting the children at the hospital, spend- 
ing time with the other contestants and dancing on stage. 

"I am not a dancer," she said. "I can't dance, but just being 
able to get out there with the girls and relax and have a good time. 
The girls are so nice. They are not as catty as everyone thinks. I just 
had a blast." 

While on-stage question was the most nerve-wracking for 
Pippen, it was the part she liked the best. 

It is when you get to show off your personality and not 
.-..ill ing around in a bathing suit," she said. "You get to let others 
know who you are." 

Pippen performed a song by Jordan Sparks, "This is My 
Now," about a girl being scared to accomplish her dreams and then 
ill ! .1 i suddfii " ill i "this is my now," Pippet) said. 

"It kind of ii meaning," she said."! hat is kind of 

how I Icll on thai stage and kind of the m< to get out." 




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Miss Louisiana 




"I just wanted to hang with the big 
girls,"Whitney Mixon. Miss City of Pmeville, 
told her mom about pageantry. "In junior 
high, all the girls looked like princesses," she 
said. "So I was kind of like, I want to dress 
up and wear a pretty gown. From there 
as I got older, I got interested in the bigger 
[pageants]." 

Mixon, sophomore psychology major, 
found a new sense of courage on the 
pageant stage and learned a little bit more 
about herself. 

"It was something I wanted. It was 
something I had to overcome," she said. "I 
never would have thought that I would be 
competing in a pageant like Miss Louisiana 
because I didn't think I could go in front of 
my entire student body or 200 strangers 
and get in a swimsuit and heels." 

While it isn't everyday she walked 
around in 5-inch heels and a swimsuit, 
Mixon enjoyed the challenge and felt it 
prepped her for real life. 



"I'm not saying thai hair heels and make up i - ife because no one looks like 
that everyday," she said. "But the different skills and the different things you learn about yourself 
help you." 

Pageantry affects everyone differently Some people take on negative connotations, 
but it is something people will either love or hate, Mixon said 

Her best advice: Just go for it 

"Put all your fears aside and get ready for the experience because you learn a lot 
about yourself," she said. "Go in it with an open mind, and truly. . .be yourself because there is 
never going to be that pageant mold.There is never going to be that Pageant Patty that every 
judge wants." 

Mixon danced the jazz routine "One Night Only" from Dream Girls at the pageant. 
Mixon has been "hooked" on dancing since Kindergarten after realizing gymnastics was not for 
her, she said. 

"It is a sense of freedom," she said. "It is kind of like acting. You can be someone 
else. The tone of the dance can convey your emotions, and it's a good source of exercise. I 
guess it is just that expression that I love so much." 

Being on stage Mixon found an adrenaline rush, much like that an athlete feels, she 
said. 

"It is such a good feeling of knowing that you have worked so hard for a show, and 
then you are finally up there. You are finally doing it," she said, "It is kind of a blur afterward 
because you don't remember exactly what happened while you were there, but it is definitely 
one of those things where you are like finally. I finally got here. I'm finally doing what I love and 
all the hard work paid off." 




The Miss Louisiana stage was not new territory for Miss Louisiana Jazzland, Mandi 
dgdell. Ridgdell competed in Miss Louisiana the year before as Miss Northwestern Lady of 
e Bracelet, where she placed top ten, won talent preliminaries and won People's Choice. 

"Competing in Miss Louisiana last year was one of the most amazing experiences of 
y life," she said. "I learned that I could set a goal for myself, and then through hard work and 
;dication, I can reach that goal and beyond." 

Ridgdell competed in eight pageants to return to the Miss Louisiana stage, where she 
on talent and placed first runner-up at almost all of them, she said. 

"I have my eyes on a bigger goal," she said. "I want to be Miss America." 

Ridgdell was awarded Miracle Maker after raising more than $1 6,000 for Children 
iracle Network, the Miss America Platform. She collected donations and held a variety of 
/eats including "Go Green for CMN" at her brother's high school, where students could wear 
een for a dollar raising more than $ 1 ,000. She was also awarded non-finalist talent. 

"[Talent] is one of the hardest nights, but I am still new to pageants, and talent is my 
3me," she said. "Talent represents me. That's when my real personality comes through." 

The 2009 May theater graduate dreamt of being on Broadway and opening her own 
udio. She began perusing that dream in New York after graduation, auditioning for Disneyland 
)kyo. 

"Theater is what I grew up doing," she said. "I was dyslectic, never good at sports. I was 
5od at acting, so I ran with it." 

While Ridgdell enjoys the stage, she noted an important different between theater and 
igeantry. 

"In a show you are a character and you can take a moment out of reality, but a pageant 






you are yourself. It's more nerve-wracking," she said 

Ridgdell found strength in her 
mom, who was always there for her 
and in Judy Garland, who proved every- 
one wrong after being told she was too 
fat to play Dorothy. 

"I can relate to a lot of girls," 
Ridgdell said. "I wasn't always popular 
never the cheerleader but I had fun." 

Her biggest lesson from Miss 
Louisiana: Be yourself. 

"Simple, but one thing I 
learned," she said. 

"First run at Miss Louisiana, 
I was still on 'Cloud 9' that I had the 
bracelet, and I was just trying to be 
a good representative for North- 
western," Ridgdell said. "[The second 
time] I tweaked myself to be what the 
organization wanted. If you are yourself, 
you can't hide that." 







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m0ne\r college. m^^>\\ege is something you want 

ffo take pride in M it | where your future begins. 

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up bei* lifelong "-icnds. Whether it is through clubs, 
organizations, fratemmes/sororities, etc. the com- 
mon ground of the student body is from day one 
of your college career you are now a "Demon" and 
will be for the rest of your life. Through involvement 
in school functions and sporting events connections 
and memories are made that one will never forget." 
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School Spirit 



At one point in NSU's history, Louisiana Tech was its biggest rival 
During Tech Week, which was one of the school's biggest celebrations) 
according to "Northwestern at 125," the aviation students made "Wrecl 
Tech" flyers and flew over Tech, dispersing the flyers onto their campus 
But their plan failed. Their navigations were off by a few miles, and the fly 
ers were dropped onto Grambling State University's campus. 

That sort of school spirit was not seen at NSU this year, Matthev) 
English, senior psychology major, said. 

"I think people do a lot of organizational joining, but not many stu 
dents hang around for the athletic events," English said. "We never haw 
more than 50 percent of our stands full at any event." 

Tyler Williams, senior music education major, was one the few whc 
attended games. 

"During the fall I go to all the home football games," Williams saic 
"Since I am in the marching band, I have no choice to attend." 

However, Adam Jonson, assistant marketing director for ticket opera; 
tions, said the athletic department counted the number of students thai 
attended games through the Demon Rewards program. They counte 1 
more than 650 of 3000 on-campus students, or 25 percent of the stu 1 
dents on campus 

The Demon Rewards program was a program that gave student 
prizes for attending games. 

Jonson added that this program was not the only thing that could b 
attributed for bringing in student involvement. 

"We've made some renovations and additions to our venues that w 
think add to the looks of the facilities and the game atmosphere, as well a 
adding some new promotions that give fans another reason to be at th 
games," Jonson said. "It's imperative not to rely on wins and losses to ger. 
erate a crowd, so we know we must continually add value to our event 
to ensure the fans enjoy themselves." 

He explained that new banners at Turpm Stadium and the signs i| 
Prather Coliseum improved the look of the facilities. 

Students were also able to participate in events at games. With Rais 
ing Cane's as a corporate sponsor, they were able to provide student 
with more entertainment at the basketball games, including the Canei 
Challenge and free t-shirts, and the Caniac of the Year Challenge, whic 
gave a year of free Raising Cane's to the student who attended the mo<j 
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0,000 shot, which was an on-court promotion they could sign up for at ' 
Jie game. 

Jonson said the athletic department did its best to keep student in- 
Dlvement high. 

"Though we are encouraged by the percentage of students that at- « 
>nd games, it's our never-ending goal to continue to increase that nurm- 
r," he said. 

Eddie Higginbotham, Student Activities Board president and health 
~\d human performance major, said student involvement at campus 
yents was lower than in previous years. 

"I have seen that in all facets of campus, not just Student Activi- , 
as Board," Higginbotham said. "I know that some events may have less . 
|yOW-factor. . . due to budgets cuts, but it may also be attributed to PR 
sues and how all organizations may have to rethink the old way of doing 
ungs." 

Higginbotham added the resident halls, which were located on the 
r end of campus, were probably also to blame for the lack of student 
volvement. 

"[It] makes the student union not the center of campus anymore and 
ss people have to come through it," he said. 

Williams said music-related organizations were the only areas where 
e got involved. He was also a member of Baptist Collegiate Ministry. 

"Why am I involved in all of these musical organizations? Simply be- 
luse I love music," he said. "Music is my life. I practically breathe in music 
love it so much. If I am not in any rehearsal, I am constantly whistling, 
jmming or singing. Outside of music, I am also involved with the BCM. 
is good to be around people who share my faith in God and openly live 
r Him." 

Eric Howard, senior business administration major, stayed active on 
impus as the president of Helping Hands and as a member of multiple 
'ganizations, but said he saw where there was a lack of student involve- 
lent. 

"I feel that there could be more campus involvement but most stu- 
nts don't come to get involved in organizations, but come to school just 
>r school," he said. "It takes a while for a student to know there are other 
lings that can make their college lives memorable." 

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Tie celebration of Mardi Gras was a big 
part of Louisiana and Southern tradi- 
tions. School would let out, giving stu- 
dents a four-day weekend. 

People would travel to New Or- 
leans or back home to celebrate with friends and family. Others 
would stay in town and celebrate the "Natchitoches way." 

The celebration of Mardi Gras included many traditions, which 
have changed depending on the country and people who celebrat- 
ed. 

The official day of Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, has always 
been the day before the Catholic Lenten season began. Peo- 
ple celebrated by dressing up in costumes and masks, 
having parades and indulging in rich, fatty foods. 

Traditionally, the King Cake was the mam 
fatty food eaten. The cake was usually round 
and decorated with purple, gold and 
green icings. A plastic baby, to repre- 
sent baby Jesus, would be placed 
somewhere in the cake. Whoev- 
er ate the piece with the baby 



would have to supply the King 
Cake for next year. 

The use of color was a 

big part of the Mardi Gras 

tradition. Purple, gold and 

green, used in decorations, 

beads, masks and more, 

each had a symbolic meaning. 

Purple symbolized justice. 

Gold was for power. Green was 

for faith. 

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three colors have been the main colors in any Mardi Gras celebration. 

Even people's moods changed during Mardi Gras celebrations. 

"My favorite thing about Mardi Gras is the spirit behind it all," Justir 
Aymond, junior criminal justice major, said. "No one is ever in a bad moot 
when they're at Mardi Gras." 

When Mardi Gras started being celebrated in Louisiana by the French 
Creoles and Cajuns, old traditions continued and new traditions emergec 

New Orleans, for example, was known for its parades, beads ant 
masks. This was where the saying "throw me something, mister" origi 
nated because women would yell it while trying to get beads thrown a 
them during parades. Many students went to celebrate Mardi Gras ii 
New Orleans because of the amount of partying done there. 

"I went to New Orleans because life is too short to pass up a part; 
when great friends are by your side," Jarred Knight, sophomore busines 
major, said. 

One of the oldest traditions was the tradition of chasing chickens. 

"I actually am a big fan of the old fashioned Mardi Gras," Caitlin Guil 
lory, freshman accounting major, said. "Where it originally began on horse 
back and chasing chickens. I was raised that way, and I enjoyed riding m 
horse and reliving the original Mardi Gras." 

Natchitoches also had its own celebration. A kid-and-dog parad 
traveled through downtown in the afternoon, and the main parade mad 
its way around town throwing beads, masks, cups and more at resident: 
students and tourists in the evening. 

Some students did not spend their long weekend celebrating Marc 
Gras. They went home to visit friends and family and relax, instead of joir 
ing in the traditional celebrations 

"I don't celebrate Mardi Gras at all," Kali Davenport, sophomore mi 
sic major, said. "I'm from Texas, so I'm going home to relax and see m 
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In central Louisiana, just south of Alexandria, residents celebrated Mardi Gras in a 
fferently- the original Cajun way. 

They dressed in costumes, saddled up their horses and hit the backcountry roads. 

"People just let loose and have a good time," Dylan Manuel, sophomore health 
nd human performance major and Pine Prairie resident, said. 

Those on horses, as well as many people who ride on the back of trailers, lined 
p and paraded through the town for the day. 

Caitlin Guillory, freshman accounting major was a resident of Marksville, La., and 
ad been celebrating the traditional Mardi Gras for 1 years. 

"I ride my horse, and go from house to house and chase chickens all morning," 
uillory said. "I like keeping the tradition alive as well as riding my horse." 

As part of the tradition, chickens were released for everyone to chase, so they 
ould use it to make gumbo. 

But the celebrations didn't stop there. In the small town of Mamou was the an- 
ual Mamou Street Dance. 

"It's a party all day every day," Manuel said. "People come from all over the coun- 
7 to go bar hopping." 

During the street dance, 6th street, which was lined with bars, was shut down, and 
ands played into the night while the people danced in the street. 

The Cajun Mardi Gras was one of Manuel's favorite holidays. 

"It's a blast," he said. "You don't know what you're missing out on. It's something 
ou don't experience at normal holidays. It's something you've got to experience to know 
/hat it's really about." 

Sarah Cramer 



"Mardi Gras, Party Gras!" Erin Heider, junior business administration major said. 

Heider like many students, decided to let the good times roll down in the "Big 
asy"for Mardi Gras. 

"It's a lot bigger than the [parades] I usually see in Alexandria, Shreveport or 
Jatchitoches," she said. 

Heider also enjoyed seeing more celebrities in New Orleans celebrating Mardi 
ras with all the other crowds of tourists and locals swarming the city streets. 

She and her friends usually spent their Mardi Gras days waiting for parades much 
<e students prepared for sporting events. They listened to music, cooked food and had a few 
rinks together to get psyched for the. eventful night. 

Other students took part in similar traditions while they added their own twist of 
ispiration. '^Br^^ "^P^*u 

"It's so much fun to go to the place where it started," Chris Alley, sophomore 
olitical science major said. Mf *'*^ 

Alley said b^peTO to New Orleans every year for Mardi Gras and thought of no 
etter place to celebratJ^e tradition in Louisiana. 

1 Alley and hisMends and family had several of their own traditions during Mardi 

irasTThe first was his annual campout on the parade route for the Krewe of Endymion 
arade, which he and his fAnds began at 7 a.m. ^it 

"EndymiopislleBnitely my favorite," Alley said. "Most of the other parades use 
elebnties as kings, but Endymion uses a member of the krewe. It truly should be called the 
eople's parade." . **■ 

He decided to take it easy with his family on Mardi Gras day. He and his family 
/ent to the parages in Metatrreg^ew Orleans suburb. 



The one downside to the New Orleans Mardi Gras experience, however was the 
certain spots on parade routeathat were considered more dangerous, Alley said 

"I don't like it wjipn some people make it unsafe," he said. "Mardi Gras is sup- 
posed to be a time of togetherness." 

Russell Eljoki, junior lousiness administration major experienced that'wgetherness 
in New Orleans for the first ifcne last year He had seen Mardi Gras in Shreveport before, but 
he usually had to work durinf the time that his friends would head down to New Orleans 
Eljoki was not sure what a^her Mardi Gras experience he had other than Shrevqlort. 

"I went to a CMPolic school for kindergarten and first grade, so something might 
have happened," he said. 

Mardi Gras with some of his close friends, who were from NeA 
ation involved hearing stories about other people's Mardiiras 



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Orleans. He said his |i 
experiences in the Big Eas 

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hookers, strippers and boobs," he said. 

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lly Roman Catholic celebration. He said he was willing to try it out 
thing really changed for him at the end of the day. 
ould not be his first time visiting New Orleans, but he said his ffitici- 
h a slight hint of caution. 

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Student Life 



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Ten Years and Countin 




a 



look back mroucili Hie d 




2001 



The morning of September II, 2001 
brought one thing with it: tragedy. At 8:45 
a.m. Eastern Daylight Time, a hijacked airplane 
crashed into one tower of the World Trade 
Center in New York City, N.Y. And, at 9:03, 
America watched as the second plane flew into 

| the second tower, and as a third plane crashed 
into the Pentagon in Arlington, Va. A fourth 
hijacked plane crashed in Pennsylvania after 
passengers attempted to take control of the 
plane. That day, 2,973 victims lost their lives. 
A cross, made of one of the tower's structure, 
was left standing after the two towers fell, and 

[was left as a memorial to the ones who died. 



2004 



After the creation of popular networking sites, 
like Facebook and MySpace, people had a whole 
new way to meet and stay connected with each 
other Dating sites, such as eHarmony and Match, 
com, were created to help couples meet and fall 
in love. 





200J 

The United States saw its biggest stockmarket 
crash in 1 929, which led to the Great Depres- 
sion. Monday, October 6, 2008, the stock marke 
crashed again. While it did not throw the U.S. 
into another Great Depression, it sent the 
economy into a recession. 



2009 

On October 15, 2009, six-year-old, Falccj 
Heene, was thought to be floating miles high ] 
a homemade hot air balloon. 

After chasing young Heene for nearly 5] 
miles, authorities discovered the balloon w, 
empty. The boy had been hiding in his parent! 
attic. His father, Richard Heene, said his son h£ 
been hiding in the attic after yelling at him. 

When the family went on "Larry King Live! 
the boy said he heard his family calling for hir 
When Heene asked why he never answers 
their calls, he replied, "You guys said we did thl 
for the show." 

Authorities investigated the situation, arj, 
discovered that it was all just a hoax. Heene w 
sentenced to 90 days in jail, and his wife, M.iyur 
Heene, was sentenced to 20 days of weekerl 
jail. 



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Decade 



2001-2010 

President George WTBush and his aammis- 

ation went on a hunt for the man that was be- 

eved to have been behind the September I Ith 

tacks: Osama Bin Laden. From that point on, 

e United States was in a war on terror. 

Within the next nine years, two wars were 
leclared, and by 2010, the U.S. was still at war. 
>ctober 7, 200 1 :The U.S. went to war with 
Afghanistan, or Operation Enduring Freedom, in 
esponse to the terrorist attacks. More than 980 
\mericans had lost their lives by 20 1 0. 
larch 19, 2003: Bush declared war on Iraq. 
,roops invaded Iraq in order to find weapons 
if mass destruction. The number of American 
Casualties by 20 1 totaled 4,380. 





The presidential election of 2008 was unlike any 
other American presidential election in history. 
The democratic candidates were between an 
African American and a woman. Barack Obama 
defeated Hillary Clinton in the democratic 
primaries, and then the electoral college elected 
Obama into office November 4, as America's 
first black president. 



9001 

Apple came up with an MP3 player that 
changed the way people listened to 
music. It held more than 1 0,000 songs at 
a time. The company then came out with 
the iPhone, Touch and iPod. 



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'Ready or Not, the Bird Flu is Coming to 
\merica," read a 2006 ABC News headline. 

After watching the Avian influenza virus, or 
ird flu, spread across Asia, the birds migrated 
/est toward the United States. 

The U.S. began preparing for a serious pan- 
emic in 2005, afterthe U.S. Centers for Disease 
-ontrol and Prevention predicted that it could 
ake the lives of more than 1 00,000 people. 

The disease was carried by, and extremely 
ontagious among, birds, and could be spread 
o humans who came in contact with infected 
irds. 

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, or 
ARS, was another outbreak the U.S. watched 
cross the world just a few years before, in 2003. 

While it never reached the states, the dis- 
ase took 810 lives, according to the World 
lealth Organization. 




2005-2008 



In just three years, three major hurri- 
canes battered the Louisiana coastline, 
and traveled up to the northwestern 
tip of the boot to Natchitoches. 
August 28, 2005 Hurricane 
Katrina hit New Orleans and the Gulf 
coast and claimed the lives of more 
than 1,800 people. 
September 24, 2005 Hurricane 
Rita made landfall as a Category 3 
hurricane, letting students out of 
school, leaving downed trees and pow- 
er lines, and depleting Natchitoches of 
it's supply of gas. 

September I, 2008 Hurricane 
Gustav hit the Gulf coast, leaving Loui- 
siana residents fearful afterthe storms 
that left the state devastated just three 
years before. Many Natchitoches locals 
were left without power for days. 



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in a state 
of panic. 
The turn of 
the millennium was coming, and computer 
experts feared computers would crash. To 
save memory, computers had been set with 
double-digits representing the year, rather 
than four digits. When the year turned to 
2000, they were afraid computers would 
translate 00 to mean 1900. People began 
to prepare for the ultimate computer crash, 
which would cause computer systems across 
the world to fail. Grocery stores would not 
be able to operate, and banks would com- 
pletely shut down. The panic was given the 
name "Y2K Bug" because it was the major 
computer bug of the year 2000. But when 
the clock struck midnight on January 1 , 2000, 
there were no problems. No computers had 
crashed. 



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The freedom of living on their own was a thrill sought by many 
new college freshmen. No parents, no limitations and a no 
holds barred party. 
This experience could make or break a college career 
depending on how one began it. Students had to learn to 
balance their work and leisure time in order to be successful. When done 
properly it turned out to be a rewarding experience. 

This was the case for Jessica Weeks, freshman biology major. It was 
her first genuine experience of living on her own, although she was accus- 
tomed to living away from her family for extended periods of time due to 
her summers away from home. 

"I miss my family," Weeks said. "Mainly because of my mom's cooking." 
When she moved away, she decided not to room with a high school 
friend and instead was paired with a random student. Her choice turned 
out to be for the better. 

"I really lucked out with my roommate," she said. 
Weeks was one of the lucky freshmen who got along with her room- 
mate and got involved on campus by going through sorority rush and be- 
coming a member of Phi Mu. 

"I wouldn't have had the guts to do it if it wasn't for her," Weeks said. 

Aside from their Greek experience, Weeks and her roommate spent 

time together going out around Natchitoches and had movie nights in their 



apartment. 

Lindsay Morris had the opportunity to meet her roommate before 
moving in together. Even though they got to know each other early on 
they still didn't see eye-to-eye. 

"We live together, but we don't speak to each other," Morris said 
"We had a huge fight the first weekend of school." 

Some of the arguments they had involved each other's food anc 
apartment cleanliness. She said that other than that she liked the buildinj 
and loved NSU. 

Another student, however, fell into a middle-ground between a gooc 
and bad roommate relationship. 

"We didn't spend much time together," Lucas Riche', freshman elec- 
tronic engineering technology major, said. 

Riche' said he spent the majority of his free time with his friends he 
already knew from high school. He also said he usually spent time bad 
home when he wasn't with his old friends since his family only lived abou 
an hour away from Natchitoches. 

"My roommate would usually do his own thing with his friends," Riche 
said. "It's not like we didn't get along. We just weren't as close as we wen 
to our other friends." 

Andrew Bordelor 



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Campus Living Villages constructed the University Columns apartments, one of three 
choices of residencies for students, in 1 994. The other two are University Place Phase 
I and University Place Phase II. All together the apartments can hold up to 1298 
students. 

The University Columns apartments had a kitchen, unlike the University Place apart- 
ments. A few major difference between the new residential apartments and older 
style college dorms were the personal bathrooms in each room, a common living 
room and a small kitchen that included: a sink, cabinets, medium-sized fridge 
The lifestyle transition from her home to college was about what Weeks expected, 
but she had a few dislikes about her apartment at University Place Phase II. 
"We need a trash service," she said. "I had to pay a guy down the hall with cookies to 
take out my trash." 

Weeks said she thought the accommodations were superior to those offered at 
other universities. 
"I've seen dorms on other campuses, and they're ridiculous," Weeks said. 

She appreciated having her own bathroom and more space than average dormitories 
on other college campuses, which were sometimes not much bigger than a prison cell. 
These accommodations left students' complaints about the buildings to a minimum. 

"We get some complaints about noisy neighbors," Stephanie Dyjack, Campus Living 
Villages, said. 

Campus Living Villages also managed Varnado Hall when it went back into use as a 
student housing building. Varnado was not originally intended to be used for student 
housing over the past year 

"A higher percent of [lease] renewals led to less space available for incoming stu- 
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One-hundred forty students' plans and living arrangements for the past year were 
rejected due to the overcrowding of the new apartment buildings on campus. 
The deadline for priority housing was March I for the apartments of Campus Living 
Villages.That deadline left those who applied as late June I on a waiting list to receive 
housing in one of the three apartment complexes.Those students on the waiting list 
were forced to reside in Varnado Hall, an old dormitory building. The main lobby area 
was refurbished to accommodate the students who lived there. 
Most of them, however, were not happy with having to stay at the old dormitory. 
There were communal bathrooms and showers in Varnado, unlike the accommoda- 
tions at the apartments provided by Campus Living Villages. Keneisha Smith, sopho- 
more biology major, had applied to stay in the University Columns over the summer 
but ended up having to live in Varnado Hall. 
"We were notified. . .on the week of move-in," Smith said. 

This was the case for many of the students who were forced to live in Varnado Hall 
dormitory instead of their requested housing arrangements, and some were even 
more shocked at the change than others. Andrew Martin, freshman sports exercise 
and health science major, had applied to live in the University Columns in January, but 
was told two weeks before he was to move to Natchitoches that he would be staying 
at Varnado instead. 

"We were told we were put on a waiting list for the other dorms," Martin said. 
The number of students that resided in Varnado Hall slowly declined as the fall se- 
mester progressed because of spots that became available from students who did not 
show up or were ineligible to stay. As apartments opened up at University Columns 
and the two University Place apartment buildings, students slowly moved out of the 
old dormitory. 



what was your 
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"Fulton Fest with Nathan Clark 
and Matl Doucet. Enough said. 
Fulton Fest is the party we 
throw at the end of every se- 
mester. Good food, good music, 
good times." 
-Dusty Dischler 



"During Christmas, my cousin, 
favorite roommate and I all 
enjoyed a nice evening watch- 
ing the fireworks. It was nice 
not having my 'party animal' 
roommate there to complicate 
things." 

-Jessica Leblanc, freshman ac- 
counting major 



"My best roommate experience 
would be developing a close 
relationship with Phil Lavergne. 
When I left one weekend, he 
cleaned he entire room, orga- 
nized my papers, and left 'I miss 
my brother' notes all over the 
room." 

-Edward Smith, junior psychology 
major 



"I got my first roommate at 
University Place. The first day he 
got arrested for smoking pot in 
our room. I laughed at the idiot." 
-Brent Lachney senior hospitality 
management and tourism major 



"My roommates are the best. 
When the lights went out, 
everyone called their friends to 
come over and we ended up 
with 1 5 people in our apart- 
ment playing Mafia." 
-BreAuan Case, freshman nursing 
major 



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view videos, but registered users were able 
to rate, comment, favorite and subscribe on 
videos, as well as post their own content. 
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other people. I'm not on it that often; just for the fun of it." 




Sam Starr, senior biology major 

"I use it to look up music videos. Every time something happens on TV. 
and I miss it, I look it up on YouTube. I also use it as a teaching tool for 
teaching gymnastics and cheerleading. I've used it to look up TV shows 
every now and then." 



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was a social networking and micro-blogging web- 
site. Twitter allowed users to post their thoughts in 
140-character messages called tweets or share pic- 
tures called Twitpics. Users could subscribe, or "fol- 
other members and view and comment on their tweets and 



Twitpics. In conjunction to the website, Twitter offered a free mo- 
bile counterpart that enabled them to post on the go by using an 
application on their phone. Twitter was most commonly known in 
the public for being able to keep up-to-date with celebrities and or- 
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"I enjoy using Twitter to follow current events, but I don't see the point in 
people updating their current status several times daily. In the eight months 
I've been on Twitter I've only tweeted about 20 times." 

Whitney Mixon, junior psychology major 

"I found Twitter quite complicated to use. I'm primarily a Facebook user I 
think Facebook is more functional to keep in touch with people. Twitter is 
just a lot of people's statuses." 

Becky Fredieu, sophomore health and exercise science major 

"I love that I have an opportunity to meet and talk to people that I would 
otherwise never encounter; from musicians, politicians, fitness gurus [and] 
actors." 



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"I prefer it over Facebook because I don't have to see games and quizzes 
every time I log in. It helps keep me updated with my friends without the 
drama." 



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was never easier Facebook was the larg- 
est social networking website worldwide, 
allowing users to stay connected with 
virtually anyone. Members could join 
networks based on school, workplace 
or location. The website was useful for 
reconnecting with friends, linking up with 
business partners or finding new faces 
and sharing information. 

"I have become very fond of 
Facebook in particular because it allows 
me to keep in touch with relatives 
and friends from all over the country," 
Ron'eeka Allyce Hill, junior English major 
said. "Classmates and colleagues of mine 
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me informed!" 

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jQ^ ^Jll^ associate professor of sociology, said. "A different framework for explaining ev 
'PC^Verything around you." 

Melder explained one reason why religion is important on a college cam 
pus. 

"Even if you are not a religious person, the religious beliefs of those who came befon 
you have a shape on the world," Melder said. 

Dr. Hesham Mesbah, Muslim and associate professor of journalism, expanded on thi 
reasoning. 

"[It's] a mix between what you say and what you do," he said. 

Like anything else, all beliefs have an origin. 

"There is a high degree of continuity between parents' beliefs and students' or chil 
dren's beliefs," Melder said. "Although the intensity may vary over time, over distancel 
students belief structure is shaped by their environment." 

Bill Collins, director of Baptist College Ministry, said, "Being religious is not somethin 
we strive for, but growing in a personal relationship with God is at the center of what wt 
do." 

But throughout campus, not everyone practices religion in the same manner. 

"Diversity is that base of any social community," Mesbah said. "People can never thinl 
the same way and do the same thing. And when you have diversity you have different o 
several points of view. I stress that whether you do or don't believe in God, you maki 
sure that you are a good person who can do good for others. It doesn't matter what' 
your religion. It doesn't make you a better person that you are a Christian or that you am 
a Muslim." 

Melder offered his thoughts on the role of religion at the university. 

"This is a secular university," Melder said. "We are not religiously oriented." 

With these different paradigms came struggles and trials that students faced on a dail 
basis. 

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ess of college may actually serve to increase their faith. And may increase the amount of 
iance they place upon their own personal beliefs." 

Sometimes the struggle was not over the 'trauma of college', but rather the existence 
divinity. 

"Most students will struggle at sometime with the reality of God and how they are 
relate to him," Collins said. "Others that come to accept him struggle with giving the 
Introl of their lives over to Him. It is a life-long journey, spiritually." 

All faiths and creeds require some input. Sometimes discipline in the spiritual life re- 
ted in discipline in the classroom. 

"You have to practice no matter what you believe. So when you do something it is 
od to be disciplined," Dr. Rafiqul Islam, associate professor of engineering technology, 
d. 

Mesbah said being religious did not just make someone a good student. The effects 
religious discipline on a student helped that student become a better person. But not 
sryone believed religion was a positive influence in students' lives. 

'On the contrary, I believe someone without religious affiliation stands a better chance 
becoming a better student," Matthew Zumwalt, atheist and senior sociology and history 
njor, said. "In my opinion, religion teaches intolerance and closed-mindedness. These are 
tors that can get in the way of learning, especially in topics such as evolution, eastern 
tory and the Big Bang Theory." 

There were many ways for students to infuse this discipline in their lives. Yet one 
nefit of religion, other than the discipline to be a better person or student, was comfort. 

'When students struggle, this ministry is here to support and encourage them," Col- 
; said. "As a campus minister, I am here to assist any student that has a need, and our 
ident group is as well." 

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Toby Winker was a senior computer information systems ma- 
jor. He went to class, worked with The Current Sauce and 
participated in AITP. And at the end of the day, he went home 
to his wife. 
Toby met Hilary Ball their freshman year at Iberville Din- 
ing Hall. He was eating alone on a Thursday night when she and a 
mutual friend walked by, and the two were introduced. 

"I made the joke," Toby said. "I said, 'Oh, when your parents 
got married they just had a ball.' She laughed, and I thought, 
huh, somebody laughs at my jokes." 

It was his sense of humor that caught Hilary's atten 
tion that day, and the following days and nights that 
they saw each other. 

"He made a couple of jokes about me eating 
a wrap, and I giggled and thought he was funny." 

Toby even shared how he first tried to 
hold her hand the first night they hung out with 
friends. 

"I thought my hand was bigger," he said as 
he demonstrated how he pretended to compare 
his to Hilary's, and then slipped his fingers through 
hers. 

"They were asking, what's going on 
with you and Toby? What's going 
on with you and Toby? Y'a 
were flirting," Hilary said. " 
didn't really know it was going on until 
about an hour later. He contacted me on 
AIM and asked me if I wanted to get to 
know him better." 

And after two years of 
dating, Toby decided it was 
time for marriage. 

"I came to the point where I realized 
our relationship is right here," he said. 
"We could either move forward or we 
could just stay here, possibly 
go back, and I didn't want that. 1 
So I said, alright, next step for us 
was to get married." 

Toby prepared a slide show with 




the song/The Love of My Life", by Michael W. Smith, which he picke; 
especially for her, and pictures of the two of them he had taken off Face] 
book. 

"You can't really propose through a joke," he said. I 
ust doesn't work. Even I can't come up with somethir 
ike that." 

Toward the end of the slide show, the wore 

"please answer the following question based on thes] 

clues" appeared, followed by a picture of Will Smith, i 

ewe, a mare, a plus sign with the letter "e," and a pii 

ture of Toby. 

"I was in shock, kind of excited," Hilary saitl 
"Like I couldn't really believe what was happening 
really just saw what I saw, and he had in his hand 
what he had in his hands." 

"I had this all figured out," he said. "And sur 

enough, it worked out just like I was hoping it would 

After a little more than a year-toby going t 

school, and Hilary working as a clerical assistant at Ha 

mony Home Health- the two were still married. 

"The whole experience was something where \a 

ust kind of. ..dove in first, and then we checked ho 

deep the water was," Toby said. "But we can swim we 

together." 

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ouse for a month until classc 1 
started up," he added. "V\ 
were sleeping on a futon." 

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the same one that sat in the livir 
room of their own home. 

And as far as their collej 

xperience went, neither or 

them would have it any oth 

way. While the two spent their da 

busy, they still found time to sper 

with each other. 

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see each other," Toby said. 

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a dork, one event at a time." 

Shannon and Brian said the two keys to a sue 
ssful marriage were to be able to laugh at each other, 
nd to know that it takes more than just love to make 
through a lifetime with someone. 

"I feel like a lot of people who get married 
t our age just jump into it, you know, 'oh I 
we you I love you,' and love's enough and a 
iat kind of stuff, but the truth is, love's not 
nough," Shannon said. 

"You've got to get along on a lot deeper 
;vel," she added. 

The two were married in June of 2007, 
nd while going on three years, were just as 
appy as the day they got married. 

"We never really fight," Shannon 
nd. 

Brian met his bride in 2005 when 
e was Vic the Demon and she was in 
ie pep band. 

Now he is a manager at Radio 
hack, while Shannon is finishing her se- 
ior year as a vocal performance major 
nd working as a part-time waitress at 
:hefWok. 

Brian said his full-time job made it dif- 
cult for the two of them to spend time with 
ach other like they were able to when they 
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It makes things hard, like doing dinner and stuff like that 
^ together," he said. "You really don't get to do it a whole lot." 
But the couple made sure to set aside one day a week 
to spend time with each other. 

"We've made it a point to say we're not 

JS^^-ii scheduling anything away from each other on 

Sundays, just so we have that one day that we 

know we can spend time together," Shannon 

said. "If not, we get cranky." 

They spent their Sundays "vegging out" 
and watching television after church. 

"We usually just like to relax because 
we're so busy," Brian said. 

And, after two and a half years, Shannon 
said they have hardly any conflict. 

"Our biggest thing is I'm a mess. I'm a hot 
mess," she said. "Like, I'm a really messy per- 
son. When I clean, I clean aggressively. But when 
I'm really busy, I'll go home and I'll take off my 
clothes and put on my PJ's, and wherever my 
clothes and my PJ's happen to land is where they 
stay. And so like he gets mad at me because I 
don't clean as much." 

She laughed and nudged her husband, "But 
my opinion is, he knew I was messy, and he should 
get over it." 

But even when frustrated, the two were dedi- 
cated to a successful marriage from the start. 

just knew that I would do whatever it took to 
make sure it worked," Brian said. 

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ment you left your car. Then the light scent of perfume and 
body odor tickle your nose, followed quickly by the stench 
of liquor and beer. 
There are drinks all around, and laughter and conver- 
sation fill the barroom enough to cover the sound of a mediocre karaoke 
performer on stage. You occasionally have to dodge random ping-pong 
balls bouncing past your legs as beer pong competitors race for it. Eventu- 
ally, you become another boisterous voice in the room. 

"If there's alcohol, it's more sociable and more fun," Matt LeBlanc, 
senior business administration major, said. 

LeBlanc usually met new people when he went out to the bar or to 
parties on the weekend. He also saw people loosen up more while drink- 
ing, which led to them meeting new people and making new friends. 

"You're not likely to talk to someone you don't know in class, but if 

you see him or her at the bar then you might go talk to him or her," he said. 

Hannah Scoggms, senior hospitality management and tourism major, 

chose not to drink when she started college because of personal reasons, 

much of which pertained to her religious beliefs. 

"I think it's overrated," she said. 

Scoggins spent her weekends back home or with friends when not 
working, but her nightlife with them did not involve the same barroom 
scene that was experienced by other students throughout the year. She 
preferred not to be around situations involving much alcohol. 

"People just aren't themselves when they drink," she said. "Usually 

happen as a result, things that could've been prevented." 
Another student shared Scoggins' opinion. 

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to worry about who's sober at the end of the night." 

Justin Metoyer, junior health and physical education major, had the op 
posite to say about the way he spent his free time throughout the year. Hi 
preferred to spend his weekends at local bars and drinking with friends. 

Metoyer normally mixed his nightlife up on weekends throughout th< 
year and visited several of the bars in town. He said he usually went ou 
every other night, and throughout the past few years he met more peopl 
going out to bars than he ever met on campus. 

"It gives that extra edge to go out and meet new people," he said 

Metoyer admitted that drinking definitely affected his academics se 
verely. He even said that he would most likely have been classified beyon 
a junior if his habits were different. 

However, Metoyer eventually learned how to properly balance h 
academic and social experiences in college, he said. Even though he star 
ed to work on his academics more throughout the past year, he still sa\ 
the importance in spending some time relaxing from the stress of collegf 

"I think the social and nightlife in Natchitoches and at NSU would nc 
be half as good if drinking wasn't involved," he said. "Drinking puts th 
icing on the cake." 

Kristian Desselles, freshman nursing major, began her college exper 
ence with more drinking than she thought she should have, which led t 
her grades being affected as well. 

"I went out almost every night at first," she said. "I'd be too tired t 
go to class, or I would end up sleeping in my morning classes." 

Desselles learned how to balance her nightlife and academics in ord( 
to save her GPA and continued having a good time. 

"I started only going out any night I didn't have school the next day 
she said. 

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administration major; socialize with girls at the bar Spending time at local bars 
was a way for students to meet new people. 



pr close friends would introduce her to new groups of people while they 
ere out. 

"Just being [out] helps you meet people, but after you've been drink- 
ig you talk to more people," Desselles said. 

Drinking was not necessarily a requirement to make students be 
iore sociable though, she said. 

Another student held similar views about drinking as Desselles had by 
ie end of her first year in college. 

"I can have fun without it," Danielle Antoon, senior hospitality man- 
cement and tourism major, said. 

Antoon said as she got older she learned how to properly balance the 
xial and academic sides of college. Like Desselles, she started her fresh- 
en year with a goal to party, but eventually grew out of it. Now, she saw 
similarity in many new students. 

"I think everybody who drinks does it," Antoon said. "People are 
<cited to get away from their parents and have fun." 

The effects of drinking from a social standpoint were apparent in her 
ghtlife as well, and she noticed certain students who would have been 
iore timid during social occasions step out of their shell to meet new 
eople while drinking. 

"If you're not outgoing from the get go, then it helps you talk to 
^ople," she said. 

Over the past year, Antoon would nor- 
ally go out drinking with friends on 
eekends, but even as an older student, 
ie understood the social aspect of 
"inking in college. 

"I don't think it's bad by any 
leans," she said, "as long as it's done 
?sponsibly." 

Andrew Bordelon 





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Broadening Horizons 

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This was a word that came to mind for Meghan Breaux, 
senior liberal arts major, when thinking about Natchitoches. 
"Natchitoches is just one of those places that rarely 
changes," Breaux said. "Not that that's a bad thing, it's just 
nice to have new things, sometimes." 

Such were her thoughts before new businesses, such as Hana Japa- 
nese Sushi Bar and Gril, and Aladdin's Hookah Cafe opened their doors. 
Students were excited to see new places with new experiences ap- 
pearing in Natchitoches and began to hope for even more similar experi- 
ences in their futures. 

amazing that Natchitoches is getting more diverse foods and 
breaux said. "It's nice to have new cultural experiences to 
/re with places like Hana and Aladdin's." 

new restaurants received rave reviews from students. It ap- 
ll experience alone was not what kept students coming 
menus. 

tea ice cream," Breaux said. "It's a different 



Stephanie LaGrone, senior liberal arts major, said, "as far as food 
really like Aladdin's lamb kabob and their falafel." 

"I also really like the experience of a hookah. It's cool to have som 
place to go with friends." LaGrone said. 

"I like that [they help] to diversify the culture a little." LaGrone saic 
"[Natchitoches] is a chicken-fried-steak kind of town, and this offers nev 
places to dine" 

Culture wasn't experienced just in learning about new places, Sara 
Hunt, senior sociology major, said. 

"The Louisiana Academy of Music is also a new type of cultural expe 
rience to Natchitoches," Hunt said. "It's nice that there's a place for nor 
college students to go for lessons." 

Hunt wasn't convinced there was something to be had for everybod 
even though the selections there were diverse. 

"It seemed to be mainly focused on guitar," she said. "It was disap 
pointing that I couldn't find any vocal sheet music, but it's a new store 
still has the opportunity to grow." 

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Whitney Irvin 

Hana Japanese Sushi Bar& Grill 

Why did you decide to work for Hana? 

When I saw the ad in the paper about the new Japa- 
nese restaurant I wanted to work there so I could 
enjoy the new experience in Natchitoches. 

| Why do you enjoy your job at Hana? 

At Hana. we have a great staff that makes every shift 
I at work fun.There is never a dull day at Hana. 

What does Hana bring to NSU and the 
Natchitoches community? 

Being the only Japanese sushi bar and grill restaurant 
in the Natchitoches area makes us a great attraction 
for the new students and tourists. We also have a bar 
and lounge area for parties, weddings and showers. 

Who does Hana attract 

Hana not only attracts the college and high school 
students, we also have customers that range in every 
age group. 

Do you have any funny or interesting 
stories that have happened to you while 
working? 

One day when we were slow, we decided to try 
and teach the sushi chefs some random slang English 
words. It was so funny the way that they pronounced 
each word that we have never corrected them, and 
we let them say the words wrong because it is so 
entertaining. 



Becca Brown 
Aladdin's Hookah Cafe 

Why do you enjoy your job at Aladdin's? 

I like my job because I get to deal with people. 
People I've met at this university may be shocked to 
hear this, but I'm an incredibly shy person, and I find 
great difficulty in talking to and handling people. Since 
ve started college I've striven to coax myself out of 
that ridiculous habit Anyway my job there offers me 
a crash course in "People Person 101," which is great 

What does Aladdin's bring to NSU and 
Natchitoches community? 

Natchitoches is awesome, always has been, always wil 
be. But the definition of awesome is ever-changing, so 
you have to adapt The most awesome thing about 
having Aladdin's in Natchitoches is that even with it 
being this super cool, new, scene thing, it's not out of 
place here. It still fits. 

Who does Aladdin's attract? 

Young people, older people, teachers, students, busi- 
ness people, cops, everyone. My boss told me : 
story: the day they opened to the public at 6:30 in 
the morning whenever the doors first opened, there 
was a small group of girls waiting and wanting to 
smoke hookah. I just thought that was pretty funny. 
But there are still tons of people that don't know 
what this place is about which can be killer for a 
new business. And to [everybody who has] hesitated 
stepping foot in your friendly neighborhood Mediter- 
ranean Cuisine & Hookah Lounge: give it a shot take 
a chance. Maybe you'll hate it But maybe you'll love it 
and give me super-huge tips. 

What do you bring that's unique to your 
job? 

I'm odd, which I pretend and hope, really, is appeal- 
ing. I enjoy the challenge of overcoming my timidity. 
I know how to deal with little problems that may 
come up. like if something isn't how the customer 
ordered it you know, or something like that I try to 
keep it fresh, make [my co-workers] laugh, keep the 
day going. I also look good in black. I think that helps. 




Brendon Mizener 
Louisiana Academy of Music 

Why did you decide to work at the Loui- 
siana Academy of Music? 

I wanted to work there for a number of reasons. 
First of all, wanting to have an income was a very big 
factor Secondly, I wanted to get some experience 
with something that would actually be applicable to 
my future occupation as a musician and teacher 

What does the music store bring to NSU 
and the Natchitoches community? 

I think that the store brings to Natchitoches a music 
store that is worth its salt We are also the first 
piano store in the area, not to mention offering a full 
line of musical instruments to suit the students' need. 

Who does the music store attract? 

The stone attracts all kinds, all of whom have a com- 
mon interest in music. We cater to the millionaire 
piano buyer to whom money is no object just as 
much as "Joe Shmoe" guitar player who's been saving 
up to buy new guitar strings. 

What do you bring that's unique to your 
job? 

The store employs both teachers and salespeople, 
and I am the only employee besides the owner 
himself who brings the sensibilities of both to the 
store. We have a few salespeople who work simply 
as salespeople and a number of very qualified 
teachers, but I was employed as both a teacher and 
a salesperson, so I was able to offer the teacher's 
viewpoint and the viewpoint of someone who had 
some classical musical training to the customers. 




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: different way for students to help the environment. 

(Bottom) tailed on campus, they have overflowed with various 

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ubic yards of landfill space, two barrels of oil and 4,100 kilowatt-hours 
f electricity were saved by recycling one ton of paper, according to the 
Dberlin College and Conservatory Web site. 

America looked at these facts and became more involved in the "go- 
ng green" movement. Organizations lobbied the government to pass laws 
gainst factories polluting the air. Cities started recycling programs for 
neir citizens. 

And, in the 2009 spring semester, NSU took its first step in the going 
reen movement by starting a recycling program on campus. 

Blue recycling bins were placed on every floor in some of the most 
sed buildings on campus and in all teachers' offices. Ward's Waste Com- 
any, the school's trash pick up company, was contracted to empty the 
ecycling bins once a week. 

Many students were happy with the new program on campus, but 
hey also saw where there needed improvements. 

"I like that Northwestern State University is moving toward a 'Go 
jreen' direction, as apposed to 'lets just dump our trash into one dump- 
ten'" Chris Sylvie, sophomore theatre performance major, said. 

Although the program was accepted by students, they thought im- 
provements could be made. 

"The program can be improved by having more recycling bins or 



dumpsters on campus so that way students can recycle often," Sylvie 
said. 

After the program ran for a full semester, some students were still 
not aware of it. 

"If it weren't for the few posters and recycle cans in the student 
union, I would not even know that NSU has a 'going green' plan," Alex St. 
Romain, sophomore psychology major, said. 

With the exception of adding more recycling bins around campus, 
students had other ideas for getting the word out about the program. 

"I think that NSU could make a bigger deal of the program," St. Ro- 
main said. "Maybe advertise it more or host events to let people know 
what's going on." 

The University focused the recycling program on the teachers and 
faculty in the beginning, but were interested in student input to further 
the program. 

"I would welcome input and would love for students to be involved in 
the ideas they give," Steven Gruesbeck, director of service-learning, said. 

As for more recycle bins, Gruesbeck said the university would need 
to see an increase in the use of the bins and decrease in garbage use be- 
fore purchasing more bins. 

Even with the kinks, students seem to think the program was a good 
idea and understood the difficulties. 

"I think it's a good idea, but it's difficult to do in a small town, because 
recycling centers are in short supply and hard to find," Halli Hickman, ju- 
nior family and consumer sciences major, said. 

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one rent 

ith the state of the economy and being a starving 
artist, what was the worst that could happen? 

"I end up living in a tent," Corbin R. Wayne 
Covher, more commonly known as 'Tent Man,' 
said, 
r began his 22-day tented journey in September and quickly 
one of the most well-known individuals on campus. 
"In order to get your message out, people have to know who you are 
and pay attention to you," he said. "I have been here three to four weeks 
and more people know me on campus than probably anybody else that's 
just started school. So it's a good jumping-off point for getting a message 
out."^— N 

CovrW came to Louisiana from Illinois to earn a bachelors degree in 
A two-week visit at the beginning of the semester set Covher in 
a world ideal for getting his message out and practicing his passion — art. 
n a small town like Natchitoches, there is kind of a social disconnect 
A/ith the rest of the world and the state of the economy and 
I the people that are really living in tents because they have 
n bigger cities it becomes harder to find 
acceptance and help. The bigger the city, 
e more people can overlook you and 
ignore it. Where in a small town like 
Natchitoches, people tend to try to 
help their own and understand what's 
going on and know people and know 
what's going on in the community. So 
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here than it would in a bigger city 
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they notice and they kind of pay attention. 1 

Covher secured permission to live in the tent outside of the Creativ 
and Performing Arts Building with the assistance of the art departmen 
Matt DeFord (art department head), administrative channels, universit 
police and Robert Crew (executive assistant to President Randall Webb! 

"I've met a lot of people," Covher said. "The majority of the non-ai 
people don't really get the idea of the art project, and that's OK.' 

Covher encouraged the campus to get involved with 'Tent Mai 
through different activities such as Tent Man Goes to Pioneer Pub, wher( 
he and a group of students met up at the pub and enjoyed local entertair 
ment. The Community Canvas, where he put out paint and brushes fc 
the community to work together to paint a canvas he had on the wall 
flower vote, where he set out some of his flower sculptures and a cannc 
ball to see which the community would like best, and then he drew a nam 
from the voters and gave them the winning flower. A Barter Booth, wher 
he traded art for people's possessions. People bartered everything fror 
their grandmother's prayer book to movies to art to some things that eve 
Tent Man had to refuse. 

"I had some lady trying to trade curtain rods for a sculp- 
ture," Covher said. "First of all, they are curtain rods you don't 
want, what makes you think I'm going to want them. Anc 
let alone, I am living in a tent, what am I going to do 
with curtain rods?" 

But Covher's mission was deeper than barter 
booths and community canvases. 

"It's time for the world to change," he saidj 
"There's just so many things wrong with tin' 
w^rld and this country that need to change.' 

"I mean, we just need to start taking baby 
steps and change things," he continued. "It's 2009,1 
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: in the ground and putting dirt over it. I mean, that's just wrong. . .We are 
upposed to be the caretakers of the Earth, not the user and abusers. We 
re like parasites now where we could be the fosterers of new growth and 
aretakers. We're making species go extinct and not taking care of them. 
:'s pretty ridiculous." 

Covher knew he was one man and couldn't change the world, but he 
\/as taking "baby steps." 

"I've got a lot of things to say," he said. "But sometimes making ab- 
tract sculptural projects or kitschy small funny art projects don't really get 
cross the message. So there needs to be a bigger thing going on, but I am 
tarting out with small things — baby steps — hinting at the problems with 
culptures and music." 

Throughout this experience Covher learned many lessons and tried 
o teach a few along the way. He understood first hand the impact of the 
■conorny after being laid off from three art jobs in the last four years and 
elling a house. 

"It's been a rough time," he said. "Especially as an artist and 
. musician where art and music are usually the first things to get 
ut in times of strife. And art is really the wealth of the world." 

But if there was one lesson Covher could share with the 
tudents and the community, it is simply, "You can get used to 
.nything." 

Not having my own shower or my own kitchen, I have 
)een doing it for three weeks now, and I'm pretty used to it,' 
e said. "It's like I don't really look forward to having to go 
o an apartment and having bills to pay. It's the downside to 
aving your own place — bills to pay — where living in a 
ent, you don't have as much privacy or comfort as a 
lormal social situation. But we can get used to any 
hing." 

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Stephanie Campbell, 
director of heath 
services, said it was 
her belief that there were 
more than 60 students on 
campus with flu-like symp- 
toms that were more than 
likely cases of the HINI 
influenza, 45 of which she 
was certain carried the flu. 
Since treating the first 
student, Campbell said her 
staff was busy caring for 
numerous students with 
symptoms that matched 
the HINI virus, also known 
as the swine flu. 



Although Campbell 
and her staff were unable 
to confirm it, Campbell said 
she suspected most of the 
students that came to the 
Health Services were car- 
rying the swine flu virus - 
only those who were hospi- 
talized were actually tested 
for the virus. 

Before the flu-like 
symptoms began spreading 
across campus, Campbell 
explained that on a busy 
day, she and her staff only 
saw about 30 students. 

Campbell said the 



Health Services averaged 
about 50 students a day - 
up to 76 were treated in 
one day. 

To help eliminate the 
outbreak, Campbell said 
there were two simple 
steps that could be fol- 
lowed that made a huge 
difference. 

"I think it's still im- 
portant for people to stay 
home if they're sick and 
to continue to wash their 
hands with soap and wa- 
ter," Campbell said. 

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Theta Mu chapter of 
Kappa Sigma frater- 
nity was indefinitely 
suspended from all on- 
campus activities while the 
Internal Board of Directors 
of the fraternity investigat- 
ed an alleged violation of 
their code of conduct. 

Kappa Sigma Fraternity 
looked into whether the 
local chapter purchased an 
alcoholic keg with fraternity 
funds. 

Steven Horton, the 
chapter's faculty adviser, 
said a student accused the 
fraternity of purchasing the 
keg from Maggio's Package 
Liquor, and then university 
officials reported the stu- 
dent's statement to Kappa 
Sigma Fraternity. 

Horton said the na- 
tional headquarters im- 
mediately responded by 
ition, 
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completed. 

Dean of Students Chris 
Maggio said the university 
worked with the Internal 
Board of Directors to help 
the investigation run as 
smoothly as possible and 
to make sure everything 
was in accordance with the 
rules. 

"Anytime there is an 
allegation of this nature, 
we act on it," Maggio said. 
"We're doing whatever we 



assist [Kappa Sigma 
Fraternity]." 

The chapter's suspen- 
sion, which began Nov. 13, 
meant the members could 
not hold any official meet- 
ings or activities under Kap- 
pa Sigma's name, Horton 
said. 

He added, however, 
that the 10 tenants of the 
Kappa Sigma house located 
on campus still had the right 
to live there. 



The Internal Board 
of Directors sent George 
Jackson, the district grand 
master for the north Loui- 
siana region of Kappa Sigma 
Fraternity, to NSU to inves- 
tigate the chapter's alleged 
code of conduct violation, 
Horton said. 

Horton said that after 
interviewing those accused 
of being involved in the in- 
cident, Jackson reported to 
Kappa Sigma Fraternity that 



there was no substantia 
evidence supporting the al 
leged violation. 

Horton explained tha 
the next step was for Kap 
pa Sigma Fraternity to lool 
over Jackson's evaluatior 
and then it would make it 
decision on what should b< 
done for the chapter. 

Horton said it was hi 
belief that everything wouk 
be cleared up and his chap, 
ter would be taken off c 
suspension soon, but addec 
that the Thanksgiving breal. 
slowed down the process. 

Horton said the merr 
bers of the chapter wer* 
encouraged not to speal 
publicly about the incident 
and said they handled tht 
situation well. 

"They've been ma 
ture in the dealings witl 
those that made the alle 
gations, and have handlet 
everything by the letter c 
the law," Horton said, 
couldn't be prouder." 

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Ik nstead of relaxing after 

K a hectic first week of 

Wtot classes, a Demon bas- 

Htball player finished his 

ftek in the hospital after 

ttmg injured in an automo- 

He accident in Opelousas. 

Dwayne Watkins, 

■phomore guard, was in- 

B-ed in an automobile acci- 

|;nt while driving home for 

■e weekend on Aug. 28. 

Watkins was in stable 
■>ndition, but was in ICU 
w\ a respirator at Our Lady 
I Lourdes Regional Medi- 
fll Center in Lafayette for 
_l>out a week, Demons' 
"lead Coach Mike McCo- 
Bithy said. 

"Doctors have indi- 
ted that he should have a 
II recovery, but there are 
) guarantees," McConathy 
id. 

Watkins' accident oc- 
irred north of Opelousas 
i 1-49. 

According to McCona- 
y, he left Natchitoches at 
30 p.m. and the collision 
ok place at approximately 
00 p.m. It was 6:30 p.m. 
ifore McConathy and the 
am heard about the col- 
ion. 

The injuries he sus- 
ined were assumed to be 
.used by his not wearing 
s seat belt since he was 
rown from the vehicle, 
cConathy said. 

Watkins suffered two 
actured vertebrae in his 
>inal column, bruised lungs 
id head injuries, according 
• an article on nsudemons. 
>m. 

"As we met on Friday 
ght after the news got 
Natchitoches and [we] 
■ayed for the will of God 
be with him, I could 
II the players were very 




anxious and wanted to try 
to help him," McConathy 
said. "He is a tremendous 
young man that everyone 
loves and cares a great deal 
about." 

The team visited Wat- 
kins at the hospital the 
following Sunday. Aramie 
Brooks, senior forward, 
said it was a lot to take in, 
and some of the players 
were very emotional. 

"I'm praying that 
Dwayne makes a full re- 
covery. He is a great asset 
to the team, as well as a 
friend," Brooks said. 

According to Demons' 
athletic Internet site, Wat- 
kins came to NSU from In- 
dependence High School at 
Tickfaw, La. There, he was 
a second-team Class 3A 
All-State as a senior, aver- 
aging 24.5 points per game. 

"[He is] the ultimate 
steal. He has that extra gear 
that we have not seen since 



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Michael Byars-Dawson," 
McConathy said. 

At NSU, Watkins aver- 
aged 6.6 minutes per game 
playing time and had an 
overall 31 points for the 08- 
09 basketball season. 

Watkins was cleared 
Aug. 18 to resume normal 
basketball workouts after 
sustaining a knee injury in 
last season's loss to Miami 
(Ohio) Dec. 30. 

On the website, Mc- 
Conathy said: "Dwayne 
was well ahead of schedule 
on his return after his knee 
surgery, and he was going 
to be a very dynamic part 
of our team this season. 
Everyone who has been 
around him admires him for 
how he responded to that 
situation and I'm sure that 
same kind of courage and 
work ethic will help him as 
he recovers this time." 

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SU officials and 
students hosted 
a relatively short- 
notice visit from Gov. Bob- 
by Jindal Dec. 15. 

The purpose of the 
governor's trip was to ob- 
serve first-hand how the 
university was operating in 
the midst of the state's ma- 
jor budget cuts. 

Although they only had 
a few days notice, President 
Randall Webb said he and 
his staff were pleased to 
have Jindal come. 

"You're always hon- 
ored when the governor 
can pay a visit," Webb said. 

In addition to numer- 
ous NSU officials, Senator 
Gerald Long and Natchi- 
toches Mayor Wayne Mc- 
Cullen were present for the 
governor's tour. 

The trip consisted of 
an informational presenta- 
tion from NSU officials in 
Magale Recital Hall, musical 
performances from CAPA 
students and tours of the 
Elementary Lab School and 
Williamson Hall. 

Webb explained that, 
originally, Jindal's staff told 
NSU officials to plan for the 
governor to stay on campus 
for only an hour. 

Jindal and his staff, 
however, decided to stay an 
additional hour as the tour 
was taking place. 

Associate Provost 

Steve Horton, who helped 
organize the governor's 
tour and assisted with the 
presentation, said he was 
pleasantly surprised to see 
that the governor spent ad- 
ditional time with NSU. 

"It is definitely a posi- 



tive that he was interested 
enough to give us an extra 
hour," Horton said. 

Webb said Jindal 
seemed most interested in 
learning more about how 
NSU evolved from a single 
campus to a properly func- 
tioning distance learning 
educational institution and 
how the elementary lab 
school operated. 

Jindal spent the ma- 
jority of the time in the el- 
ementary school observing 
the different teachers and 
students. 

"I think he saw that 
there was a real camarade- 
rie in the school, and more 
importantly, that the kids 
are learning," Horton said. 

Additionally, Webb 
said the culinary program 
showcased its department 
and skills by preparing a gift 
of chocolate chip cookies 
for the governor - one of 
his favorite desserts. 

Both Webb and Hor- 
ton agreed they believed 
Jindal was genuinely inter- 
ested in the university's 
programs and was im- 
pressed with what he saw 
and heard. 

"I truly think he saw 
a positive force here at 
Northwestern," Horton 
said. 

Jindal's trip was just 
one of other planned trips 
to higher education institu- 
tions across Louisiana. 

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common theme 
around NSU. 

There were building reno- 
vations, budget cuts and 
now a newly redesigned 
Internet site. 

The re-organization of 
the site was geared toward 
making navigation and find- 
ing information easier for 
users. 

"I think now, if you are 
in the role of a student, you 
can literally go into one sec- 
tion of the site and poten- 
tially everything you need 
is right there," Phillip Gillis, 
the associate director of 
academic services, said. 

Although there were 
many changes, Gillis said the 
site was not complete. 

The current design was 
a part of the first phase, 
which was completed in 
early August. 

"If you're in the role 
of a student, if there's not 
something that you need, 
we need to fix that, we 
need to know about it," he 
said. 

To encourage student 
ion with the In- 
terna aid there 

rolling, questionnaires 



student body to help initi- 
ate feedback. 

Some students chimed 
in about the new site. 

"I think it's nice. I like 
the pictures," Tanesha 
Hamilton, senior educa- 
tion major, said. "I like how 
the buttons go across the 
screen. It makes things easy 
to get to." 

Carlesha Patterson, 
junior nursing major, added 
that she also liked the site, 
but she said it took her lon- 
ger to find certain things. 

"I was so used to the 
other site," Patterson said. 
"I just have to get used to 
where everything is." 

Along with student in- 
volvement, Gillis says it was 
also important to serve the 
entire NSU community, 
from the public to the fac- 
ulty. 

He said confusion re- 
duction and basic organiza- 
tion were some of the goals 
in re-creating the Internet 
site. 

Julie Kane, associate 
English professor, agreed 
the new site was more or- 
ganized 

"I went to the regis- 

lite and everything 

was laid out in excellent or- 



ings simpler 

ganization," Kane said. 

"You could go right to 
the final exam schedule or 
the fall 2009 calendar." 

Kane added, however, 
that there are some things, 
like the pictures, she misses 
about the old site. 

"I loved the [picture] 
with all of the NSU stu- 
dents and the one of down- 
town Natchitoches," Kane 
said. "I thought they were 
very beautiful and present- 
ed NSU and Natchitoches 
in a very good light." 

Along with the new 
Internet site, Gillis and his 
staff were also working on a 
mobile initiative that would 
provide an additional meth- 
od of giving course, fee and 
general university informa- 
tion via mobile devices. 

Gillis said as long as 
he and his staff were posi- 
tioned to react to the needs 
and desires of the campus 
community, the features set 
would continue to evolve. 

"The needs the stu- 
dents have today, they'll 
change tomorrow," he said. 
"So, we're trying to be pro- 
active about it and respond 
real quickly." 

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rothers John and 
Sidney Evans made 
a donation totaling 
around 800 plants and vari- 
ous landscape supplies to 
enhance the appearance of 
the campus. 

NSU received the do- 
nation the same week it 
was named a Tree Campus 
USA University by the Ar- 
bor Day Foundation. 

NSU was the first col- 
lege or university in Loui- 
siana to be named a Tree 
Campus University. 

One requirement of 
the Arbor Day founda- 
tion was that the university 
planted a certain number of 
trees each year. 

This donation allowed 
for NSU to exceed the re- 
quirements this year. 

"This is making my 
wishes come true," Gary 
Nolley, one of the leaders 
of the grounds crew, said. 

"We would have never 
been able to do this with- 
out the help of the Evans 
brothers." 

They planted a Cyprus 
tree grove at the Tarlton 
Drive entrance. 

The final total oaks in 
the area were about 75. 

"We are trying to pro- 
vide NSU a unique setting 
and an interesting layout, 
not just a square box." 

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March of 20 1 0. The crev 
worked with the physia 
plant to overcome obsta 
cles, such as NSU's under 
ground utilities. 

"Everything has to b 
carefully coordinated," sa 
Nolley. 

The crew also begal 
planting around organiza 
tional row. They planted 
trees by the Phi Mu an< 
Baptist Collegiate Ministrie, 
houses. 

The grounds crew als 
enhanced a project the 
began last year. 

They planted pint 
trees along the west sid 
of Sam Sibley and plante 
green ash maples and elm 
around the print shop. 

The NSU ground 
crew never cuts down 
tree unless it was harmfi 
to students or the unive 
sity, Chris Sampite, dire 
tor of custodial services an 
coordinator of emergenc 
services, said. 

They worked to en 
hance the landscape an 
to make the campus mon 
appealing for visitors an] 
students. 

"We understand th( 
importance of maintaining 
and preserving trees," h 
said. 

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ed 19 incumbent em- 

iyees this December that 

lir employment would 

it be renewed the next 

I year, President Ran- 

Webb said. 

Additionally, Webb 
id the university planned 
send at least 20 letters to 
SU personnel by March I 
[forming them that they 
puld no longer have their 
bs the next year. 

"There's nothing easy 



about this," Webb said. "It's 
really heart wrenching," 

Webb explained he 
hoped the situation would 
not result in the loss of 
jobs, but said there was 
little choice after the state 
gave the higher education 
system an $84 million mid- 
year cut. 

"Our faculty didn't do 
anything wrong to deserve 
this," Webb said. "Unfor- 
tunately, it still had to be 
done though for financial 
reasons." 

Like the previous fiscal 
year's mid-year cut of $2.1 



million, Webb said this cut 
of $2.2 million for the re- 
maining six months of the 
fiscal year was originally un- 
expected. 

"We tried our best 
to prepare for the possi- 
bility of another mid-year 
cut, but we had hoped it 
wouldn't happen," he said. 

The cut set the state's 
total reduction of NSU's 
funding up to 16.7 percent 
for the past year - $49.6 
million to $41.3 million. 

NSU positions being 
lost, however, was only one 
effect of the $2.2 million 



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cut, Webb said. 

Funding for adjunct in- 
struction was reduced by 
$600,000, student employ- 
ment by $100,00, graduate 
assistantships by $125,000 
and support budgets by 
$650,000. Despite cuts 
in its funds, no students 
or graduate assistants lost 
their jobs, Webb said. 

Also, 25 more vacant 
faculty and staff positions 
were frozen, which brought 
the total number of elimi- 
nated positions at NSU 
throughout the past year 
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Webb said it was true 
the university and state was 
in an extremely negative 
time, but added that NSU 
had been through times like 
this before. 

"It's always good to re- 
call our history," Webb said. 

The university did not 
begin receiving a significant 
amount of funding until re- 
cently, but Webb said NSU 
still managed to grow and 
produce quality students. 

"Northwestern will 
keep functioning," Webb 
said. "We'll find a way." 

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lemperature 

Because of the freez- 
ing temperatures, it 
snowed three times 
in Natchitoches, resulting in 
two school closures. 

School was closed for 
the second half of the first 
day of the spring semester 
when pipes in the city froze 
and burst. 

Chuck Bourg, physical 
plant director, explained 
that this was a result of resi- 
dents keeping their faucets 
running to prevent their 
lines from freezing. 

"If [people] listen to 
the weather man say to 
go ahead and crack [their] 
pipes a little bit and every- 
body does that, then all of 
a sudden the pressure goes 
down really low," Bourg 
said. 

The utility company 
called that Monday to ask 
the school to conserve as 
much water as possible in 
order to bring the pressure 
back up. 

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go ahead and send every- 
body home and shut down 
at noon, that alleviated all 
the restroom problems 
and we gradually started 
building pressure back up," 
Bourg said. 

The sudden pressure 
drop was not the only thing 
the city has been dealing 
with, however. Because 
of the low temperatures, 
water lines throughout 
Natchitoches began freez- 
ing and the pipes starting 
busting. 

Several students that 
lived off-campus experi- 
enced these problems in 
their own homes. Sarah 
Timmons, senior biology 
major, went without water 
for five days after her neigh- 
bor's pipes burst. 

"It was miserable," 
Timmons said. "I had to go 
up to school to brush my 
teeth, but then the school 
didn't have any water, so 
someone had to give me 
a water bottle so I could 
brush my teeth." 



The school did not 
have many burst pipes and 
experienced little damage. 

"We experienced 

some minor busted wa- 
ter lines-basically some 
outdoor lines, like over at 
Warren Easton Lab School 
and some minor things at a 
couple other buildings-that 
our people were able to go 
ahead and repair," Bourg 
said. 

There was also some 
minor flooding in Fournet 
Hall after a pipe busted on 
the second floor during the 
previous weekend, and the 
fire sprinklers at University 
Place Phase I went off, also 
as a result of a busted pipe. 

There was a second 
school closure in February 
as a result of several inches 
of snow on the ground- a 
first in many years. The 
heavy snow began in the 
late afternoon on February 
1 1 and ended during the 
early hours of the 12. 

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etective Doug 

tPrescott and the 
University Police 
investigated two alleged 
thefts of Athletic Depart- 
ment property in a matter 
of weeks. 

The Athletic Depart- 
ment believed two signs 
were stolen from Turpin 
Stadium at some time fol- 
lowing the university's first 
home football game, Dr. 
William Broussard, assis- 
tant athletic director, said. 

The two signs were 
part of a $30,000 renova- 
tion project intended to 
enhance the appearance of 
Turpin Stadium and over- 
all experience for Demon 
football fans. The new dec- 
orative signs cost roughly 
$7,500, Broussard said. 

The two signs that 
were missing were only be- 
ing held in place by plastic 

'es, and it would have 

been easy for someone to 

simply cut the plastic and 

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and exits in which potential 
thieves could use. 

Because of this, he 
said it would be just about 
impossible to maintain ac- 
countability of who was in 
the stadium who didn't be- 
long. 

Broussard thought the 
signs were taken to serve as 
somebody's exclusive NSU 
memorabilia, but added 
he did not automatically 
assume that a student or 
student organization was 
involved. 

"It could be virtually 
anyone, so I refuse to make 
the jump that a student 
must have done it," Brous- 
sard said. 

just weeks after, two 
televisions and two video 
cameras came up missing 
from the field house, and 
Broussard said it was his 
belief the only logical pos- 
sibility was that they were 
stolen. 

"H is highly unlikely that 
items like that just simply 
came up missing," Brous- 
sard said. 

Although he was not 
exactly sure on the total 

, Broussard said the 



stolen equipment was not 
cheap. 

"It's frustrating," Brous- 
sard said. 

Broussard explained 
the cameras were highly 
specialized and the tele- 
visions were large flat- 
screens. 

"Whoever did this 
knew what they were do- 
ing," Broussard said. 

Both Broussard and 
Prescott were not sure if 
the two instances were re- 
lated. 

Broussard said, how- 
ever, he believed there 
was little that can be done 
in cases such as these and 
said he didn't expect for the 
equipment to be found. 

He said as a result 
of the second instance 
of thievery, officials and 
coaches within the Athletic 
Department began to real- 
ize the importance of being 
more careful about secur- 
ing entrances behind them 
and starting to abandon 
their careless actions. 

"It's made us a little 
hyper-vigilant," Broussard 
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For the Baptist Col- 
legiate Ministry and 
the ladies of Phi Mu 
Fraternity, a dream became 
a reality with the construc- 
tion of their new homes 
away from home. 

Phi Mu relocated next 
door to the Kappa Sigma 
Fraternity house. Phi Mu 
was previously located on 
Greek Hill, but the house 
was in disrepair, according 
to Phi Mu President Rachel 
McCalister. 

Originally, the lot as- 
signed to the sorority was 
in a location further down 
from the Kappa Sigma 
house, McCalister said. 

"The university told us 
that if we would trade lots 
for the one we are on now 
they would pave the park- 
ing lot, and so we graciously 
traded," McCalister said. 

The Phi Mu chapter 
had money gaining inter- 
est in an account for many 
years dedicated to the con- 
struction of a new house 
for the ladies. 

"This house would not 
have been made possible 
without the help of a great 
group of alums lead by Miss 
Angela Lasyone, who has 
been there every step of 
the way through the build- 
ing process," McCalister 
said. 

Brittany Pippin, 2009 
Miss Lady of the Bracelet 
and a Phi Mu, said she was 
eager for the organization 
to get settled in the house. 

"I am absolutely thrilled 
about the new Phi Mu 
house," Pippin said. "This is 
something that Phi Mu has 
been working toward for 



many years, and to final 
have a place to call our ow 
is really like a dream com 
true." 

The BCM, after havin 
meetings in the Fnedma 
Student Union Alley fc 
four years, got their ow 
building located at 500 Ca: 
pari Street. 

Amber Evans, BO 
residential caretaker, live 
at the building with roorr 
mate Ashley Luckett. 

Evans said she like 
what the BCM represen 
ed, especially since it wa 
her home away from hom< 

"We kind of want tj 
be known as a place wher 
you can come in and hav 
a good atmosphere," Evar 
said. 

The BCM was ope 
throughout the day s 
students could come re 
lax, play a game of pool c 
watch big-screen televisior 
There was also a praye 
room students were we 
come to use. 

Bill Collins served as d 
rector of the BCM, and sai 
he was glad the student 
had a place to gather. 

"[It is] more than a stL 
dent union, not just a meet 
ing facility or a place for le 
sure," he said. 

Funds for the builc 
ing came from Louisiarv 
Baptists, as well as the sal 
of the previous buildin 
which sold for $500,00( 
The working budget wa 
$829,000 with every squar' 
foot at $82. Constructs 
was done by Baptist Builc 
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ing budget, NSU 
saw an increase in 
jdents. 

NSU's enrollment 

imbers rose to 9,247 - a 
jpulation growth of 136 
Dm last fall. 

"I think particularly, in 
economy like this, it gives 
u an additional good feel- 
l to know that the univer- 
y is continuing to increase 
enrollment," said Presi- 
£t Randall Webb. 

The group that expe- 



rienced the most growth 
was the incoming freshmen 
class, with an increase of 
119. The transfer student 
population grew by 114. 

Milan Moore, freshmen 
health and exercise science 
major, said she chose NSU 
because she was looking for 
a school with a good pre- 
physical therapy program. 

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ern after doing a lot of 
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graduate]." 

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dents chose the university 
for other reasons. 

"My friend told me 
about the school, so I 
looked into it," Lauren 
Lewis, freshmen journalism 
major, said. "I was looking at 
the campus, and I liked it." 

Webb said the enroll- 
ment numbers could be 
contributed to the univer- 
sity as a whole. 

"I hope our faculty, 



staff and students feel bet- 
ter because the enrollment 
really is a reflection of all of 
us and our contributions to 
the university as to wheth- 
er students are finding that 
Northwestern is the excep- 
tional place we think it is or 
not," Webb said. 

He added that one 
of the important things to 
focus on now was making 
sure the new students ac- 
tually stay. 

"We've got to ensure 
that we have such good 



programs, services and sup- 
port for students that they 
will stay here year after year 
and graduate here because 
we're going to be evaluated 
on the state level on our 
ability to do those things," 
Webb said. 

"Another important 
thing is for the students 
to be satisfied when they 
graduate and to be well 
pleased with the experi- 
ence and the education 
they've had." 

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find one of the 
university's most 
successful sports 
am, you had to venture 
f dry land. 

The Bass Fishing Team 
oved that it was a wor- 
y contender in its region 
finishing fourth at the 
ational Guard FLW Col- 
ge Fishing Texas Regional 
lampionship. 

By finishing in the top 
'e, the Demons were 
warded $8,000 - half go- 
l to NSU and the other 
ing to the bass team - 
d qualified to compete in 
e FLW College Fishing's 
ational Championship in 
loxville, Tenn. 

Jeff Rich and Aaron 
strunk represented NSU 
d said they were pleased 
th their results. 

"Of course we 
ould've liked to have fin- 
led first, but we're also 
st happy to be going to 
itionals," said Rich, who 
also the team's president. 

Rich and Sistrunk 
aced behind Texas A&M, 




Texas State and Tarelton 
State. 

Regional champions 
Texas A&M took home 
$25,000 in cash and a 
1 77TR Ranger fishing boat - 
also worth about $25,000. 

Kevin Hunt, director 
of operations at FLW Out- 
doors, said the regional 



championship was a suc- 
cess and said Natchitoches 
was a great location for the 
event. 

"We have a long 
standing relationship with 
Natchitoches," Hunt said. 
"It is one of our favorite 
towns to go to." 

The regional champi- 



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onship, which took place 
on Sibley Lake, consisted 
of each team of two taking 
off from the boat ramp at 
7 a.m. and weighing their 
catches later that day at the 
Prather Coliseum parking 
lot. 

The teams were al- 
lowed to weigh up to six 



fish a day, and the heaviest 
total catch won. 

Rich and Sistrunk, who 
fished together for about 
a year and have finished in 
the top- 10 in three tour- 
naments, caught three fish 
weighing 6 pounds, 3 ounc- 
es on the first day; six fish 
weighing 7 pounds, 6 ounc- 
es on the second day; and 
six fish weighing 8 pounds, 
2 ounces on the final day. 

There was an 8 pound, 
5 ounce difference be- 
tween NSU and the cham- 
pions from Texas A&M. 

Rich added that their 
total catches weighed more 
than what he was expect- 
ing. 

He said he was only 
expecting about 18 pounds 
worth. 

Rich, Sistrunk and the 
other five members of the 
NSU Bass Fishing Team 
competed in seven tour- 
naments since the season 
began in the spring and has 
finished in the top 10 for 
many of them. 

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The military served 
in two wars. Presi- 
dent Barack Obama 
faced the decision to ei- 
ther increase the number 
of troops deployed or to 
withdraw. After promising 
to bring the military home 
from Iraq, the president de- 
cided to increase the num- 
ber of troops "to stabilize 
a deteriorating situation," 
said the Washington Post. 



The increase in military 
deployment to Afghanistan 
was due to resurgence of 
the Taliban in that country. 

The expected number 
of troops deployed was 
17,000. That would include 
all branches of the military. 
8,000 marines from North 
Carolina and 4,000 army 
troops from Washington 
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The United States 
experienced an eco- 
nomic recession in 
2008 causing raising rates 
in unemployment, decrease 
in housing sales, cutbacks in 
education and more. 

When President 

Barack Obama was elected 
into office, he made his first 
task a stimulus package 
geared toward helping the 
country through these hard 
times. The stimulus pack- 
age was written to include 
construction projects, edu- 
cation, renewable energy, 
Medicaid, unemployment 
benefits, middle-class tax 
cut and tax cuts for com- 
panies suffering losses. The 
written plan was more than 
1,000 pages long when 
sent to the U.S. Senate and 
House of Representatives 
to review and vote on. 

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billion dollars was provided 
for new bridge, road and 
government building con- 
struction projects. Educa- 
tion received more than 
$100 billion, and energy- 
related projects were given 
$30 billion. Each of these 
areas was believed to pro- 
vide long or short-term 



jobs for American citizens. 

The housing market 
also received help from the 
stimulus package. First-time 
homebuyers were able to 
qualify for an $8,000 tax 
credit. 

The $30 billion for ed- 
ucation also provided the 
money needed for rebuild- 
ing classrooms, labs and li- 



braries, while also helping 
fund Pell Grants for college 
students across the country. 
Car dealers were also 
given help through the 
stimulus package with the 
program Cash for Clunkers. 
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to get old, non-environ- 
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)attled the drug cartels 

hat were becoming a se- 

ious problem in his coun- 

ry. The war was between 

hese drug cartels, which 

Jistributed a majority of 

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the United States, and 

t Mexico's government. 

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cartels because it played a 
major role in the growth 
of drug trafficking, as they 
were a major consumer of 
illegal drugs from Mexico, 
said the Los Angeles Times. 

The drug problems 
were not a new develop- 
ment. They had been a 
problem in Mexico for 
years. In 2006, the United 
States sent about 36,000 
troops to aid the Mexican 
police. 

In 2009 and 2010, the 
United States was still do- 
ing its part to fight the drug 
cartels. 

In addition, many refu- 
gees fled to the states to 
find relief from the drug 
wars. 

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sneak into a recep- 
tion at the White 
House to spend some time 
|vith the political VIPs. 

Michaele and Tareq 
alahi, also known as the 
White House Gatecrash- 
ers," showed up unin- 
ited to President Barack 
Dbama's first state dinner 
)n Nov. 24. 

The party was for Indi- 
tn Prime Minister Manmo- 
ian Singh. Secret Service 
vas only supposed to allow 
520 guests into the party, 
ind the Salahis were not on 
he list. 

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nake it in to the party after 
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Marine guards and the Se- 
cret Service. 

It was not discovered 
that they attended the 
event until after Mrs. Sala- 
hi posted pictures on her 
Facebook account. The pic- 
tures showed the two with 
several Washington DC. 
elites, including Vice Presi- 
dent Joe Biden and CNN's 
Katie Couric. 

Mrs. Salahi also boast- 
ed on her Facebook that 
they were, in fact, invited 
to the affair, however the 
White House officials said 
they were not on the list. 

Because of their stunt, 
the Salahis faced charges. 

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lack and gold fleur 
de lis signs, banners, 
shirts, hats and 
more covered Louisiana as 
fans showed their support 
for the beloved team. After 
43 years, the Saints won the 
NFL Championship and Su- 
per Bowl XLIV. 

As the season pro- 
gressed, the Saints kept the 
momentum up with each 
win. The season ended with 
13 wins and 3 loses. Their 
first lost was to the Dallas 
Cowboys with a score of 
17-24, followed by a loss to 
the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 
with a score of 17-20, and 
a loss to the Carolina Pan- 
thers with a score of 10-23. 

The Saints dominated 
against the Arizona Car- 
dinals winning their first 
playoff game 45-14. The 
second playoff game against 
the Minnesota Vikings went 
into overtime with the 
Saints winning by one field 
goal making the score 31-28 
and qualifying them for the 
Super Bowl. 

Hundreds of fans start- 
ed wearing black and gold 
for the two weeks leading 
up to the super bowl. Res- 
taurants and businesses put 
out signs to show their sup- 
port. Saints merchandise 
showed up in every store 
across Louisiana. 

"Who Dat" became a 
common phrase in every- 
day conversation. Everyone 
talked about the Saints and 
how they had made history 
by making it to the Super 
Bowl. 

When Super Bowl day 




came, Saints fans swarmed 
New Orleans. Super Bowl 
parties were held all over 
the state with black and 
gold decorations. Saints' 
fans would watch history 
being made during the next 
three hours. 

Commentators said 
winning against the Colts 
and Peyton Manning would 
be a difficult job, but the 
Saints came prepared. 

The Colts made the 
first touchdown and field 
goal kick of the game, mak- 
ing the first quarter 10 to 
0, Colts. The Saints picked 
up their game in the second 
quarter with two field goal 
completions, ending the 
first half 10 to 6, Colts. 

The Saints gained the 
lead after half time with 
a 16-yard pass to Pierre 



Thomas from quarterback 
Drew Brees for a touch- 
down. 

The Colts took back 
the lead before the end of 
the third quarter. 

The Saints sealed their 
win with two touchdowns 
in the fourth quarter. The 
first was by Jeremy Shock- 
ey with a 2-yard pass from 
Bress. Lance Moore added 
two points for the Saints af- 
ter the touchdown. 

The final touchdown of 
the game came when Tracy 
Porter intercepted a Colts' 
pass and ran 76 yards to the 
in zone. 

Immediately following 
the game, shouts of "Who 
Dat" could be heard up and 
down Cane River and all 
across Louisiana. 

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liability and security 




»ith the dawn of a new presidential era, several is- 
sues faced our nation on the public level. One such 
issue that was in the hearts of every American was 
the health care reform. Since most of the debate 
was hidden underneath the currents of passion 
from conservatives and liberals, many of the points at stake were unclear 
to most people. Indeed there were many different players in this compel- 
ling debate. Doctors, government employees, health care providers, hos- 
pitals and the everyday people were all faced with the reality of the health 
care reform, and each one would be affected. 

President Obama, and most liberals, called for the reorganizing 
of the health care system with a government sponsored health insurance 
package, which would be available to all Americans. Essentially, this could 
have been summed up as extending Medicare, a government health care 
system already in place for people over 65 years of age. The president 
stated that he discovered the necessary funds to provide for this plan in 
poor government spending. 

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Insurance reforms to protect consumers from insurance company 
worst-practices - like denying coverage based on pre-existing 
conditions, capping total coverage, and dropping or watering dowr 
coverage when you get sick and need it most 
Consumer protections that will restrict how much of your premiun 
dollars insurance companies can spend on marketing, profits an 
salaries 

Creation of a health exchange to increase consumer choice and 
guarantee coverage 

Affordable health options, with subsidies for working families and 
a hardship waiver 

Tax credits to help small businesses afford coverage 
Making preventive care completely free - with no co-payments 
or deductible 

Lowering the cost of health care for our seniors 
Improving the quality and extending the life of Medicare 
Ensuring that reform is not only fully paid for, but actually 
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he two wars 

ept. 1 1 , 200 1 , changed America as we knew it. After the two 
World Trade Center towers collapsed, Americans wanted 
revenge. It was then that President George W. Bush led us 
into the war on terror. 

On October 7, the United States began Operation En- 
luring Freedom in Afghanistan. The original purpose of the war was to 
ind Al-Qaeda, who the U.S. held responsible for the terrorist attacks. 

In 2010, roughly 62,000 troops were in Afghanistan, and $228.2 bil- 
on was spent during that year, according to nationalpriorities.org. 

In March of 2003, Bush declared a second war: the War in Iraq. U.S. 
roops were on a search for weapons of mass destruction that were be- 
eved to be hidden in Iraq. 

And, in 2010, the U.S. was still in this war as well. 

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War in Iraq Casualties, by 

Feb. 1 6, 2010 according to 

CNN.com: 

Total: 4,697 

Americans: 4,380 

Britons: 179 

Italians: 33 

Poles: 22 

Ukrainians: 18 

Bulgarians: 13 

Spaniards: I I 

Danes: 7 

Georgians: 5 

Salvardoran: 5 

Slovaks: 4 

Latvians: 3 

Romanians: 3 

Australians: 2 

Dutch: 2 

Estonians: 2 

Thai: 2 

Azerbaijani: I 

Czechs: I 

Fijians: I 

Hungarian: I 

Kazakh: I 

South Korean: I 



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Feb. 16,2010 according to CNN. 

com: 

Total: 1,625 

Americans: 980 

Britons: 26 1 

Canadians: 140 

French: 40 

Germans: 3 1 

Danes: 29 

Spaniards: 28 

Italians: 22 

Dutch: 2 1 

Poles: 16 

Australians: 1 1 

Romanians: I I 

Estonians: 7 

Norwegians: 5 

Swedes: 4 

Czech: 3 

Latvian: 3 

NATO/ISAF: 3 

Hungarians: 2 

Portuguese: 2 

Turks: 2 

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"I think whatever needs to get done [should] get 
done, and [then they need to] come back. It's like 

they're tahng foreverto figui'' Mut Mm' :•<■. 

to do." 

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"I believe that the war in Iraq is for a good cause. 
Everything happens for a reason. The was in Iraq 
will open up doors for the future America." 
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b.s. I have six friends overseas and I wish 
they will make it home safely." 
-Jeremy Evans, senior biology major 



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An Overseas Tragedy 

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Disaster. Tragedy. Travesty. 

The world fell silent as news of the earthquake in Port-au-Prince, 
Haiti hit the airwaves. News headlines found on Yahoo.com read "tens of 
thousands found dead." More than 200,000 children were left orphaned 
due to the earthquake and its aftermath. 

America wasted no time, sending in agencies to provide help, sup- 
plies and resources to the Haitians. Volunteer organizations sent as many 
volunteers as were able to try to help the victims. Organizations worked 
on putting together nonperishable food baskets. Others sent boxes upon 
boxes of clothes, jackets, toiletries and the like. 

For days, the news focused on the destruction and devastation caused 
by the earthquake. Every major news network reported on the horror in 

Celebrities and college students alike attempted to do their part. Ce- 
lebrities, like George Clooney and Nicole Kidman, did their parts, helping 
in telethons to raise over $60 million to donate to Haiti and the relief 
efforts. 



College students were not excluded in hearing of the disaster in Haiti. 
Hardly a commercial break appeared that there was not a reminder or an 
update on Haiti's state. Though some saw commercials or advertisements 
on the web to donate to foundations such as UNICEF and World Vision, 
others were faced with a new way to donate. 

The Facebook statuses and tweets of many students encouraged oth- 
ers to text "HAITI" to a phone number and automatically donate $10 to| 
the Haitian cause. Over $20 million was raised in the first week of the 
campaign, alone, 

Other students showed their support and respect to the victims ofl 
the earthquake disaster in other ways. On Jan. 19, 2010, students through-l 
out America wore red to remind everybody to keep others aware of the 
disaster. 

Social media helped greatly to promote charities, to keep others 
aware of the events in Haiti, and to inform others of events such as the 
Wear Red for Haiti campaign. 

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Faculty and students of the Jazz band pumped up the volume for Haiti by present- 
ing a benefit concert in the sprmg.They entertained the audience while raising funds for the 
people of Haiti. 

The Jazz Orchestra, the Jazz Combos and the Faculty jazz Combos filled Magale 
Recital Hall with the sounds of music, using instruments from the piano to the bass guitar The 
night's performances were met with a standing ovation, 

John Butler junior music education major, was one of the drummers for the night 
of jazz. 

"I think it's great that I can help Haiti with music. Any chance that music can help, I 
grab hold of it," Butler said. 

Tajh Derosier, senior music education major, came up with idea of a concert fund- 
raiser for the Haiti relief effort. For Derosier participating in the Haiti benefit concert meant a 
lot to him. It was more than just another performance. 

"I have family in Haiti," Derosier said. "I know their pain. It dawned on me that it 
would be a great thing to do." 

Although Derosier thought up and organized the event, he mentioned he didn't 
do it alone. With the help of his friends, faculty and the American Red Cross he managed to 
pull it off. 

"Everyone was very supportive in what I was trying to do," he said. 

Representatives from the American Red Cross were present outside the hall to 
collect donations before, during and after the show. 

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1885: - rst session of Normal with 

an enrollment of 60 students 
1 892: Curriculum extendec to four 

years 
1918: Normal School authorized to 

grant baccalaureate degrees 
1 92 1 : Name of school changed in 

State Constitution to Louisiana » 

State Normal College 
1 926: State Normal College receives 

Southern Association of 

Colleges and Schools 

accreditation 
1 944: Name of school changed by 

constitution to Northwestern 

State College of Louisiana 
1954: Northwestern becomes first 

college under the Louisiana 

State Board of Education to 

offer master's degrees 
1965: Northwestern achieves racial 

integration with the admission 

of African-American students 

for the first time 
1 969: Northwestern begins offering 

programs at England Air 

Force Base 
1970: Name of school changed by 

legislature to Northwestern 

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25 years of countless students have "entered to learn-left 
to serve." For decades in the future students will come 
for this same purpose. Northwestern survived it all: hur- 
ricanes, fires, wars, The Great Depression, economic re- 
cessions, losing seasons and more. But it is through this 
Northwestern has grown and flourished. 

"This university has never lost sight of its heritage in teach- 
er education and all that implies about excellence in teaching and 
teacher/student relations," President Randall Webb said in the 
Northwestern at 125 commemorative book. "We are a university 
that reveres and builds upon its memorable past, yet is state-of- 
the-art in its planning and applications as we strive toward premier 
university status." 




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Should know the forces, which 
have made our Normal grow. 
1 ' to ,vu casually may espy; they 
need no advoi biement. The inner eye 
alone discovers those whose strength de- 
pends upona finer, subtler power, which 
■ '!'■!■'' .-. i' 1 i 1 ' In "; I 1 it work, past hopes, 
old ideals are the spues, perfumes, flow- 
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1 2th largest teacher training 

school in the nation 
1949: Nursing program established 
1950: ROTC, military science 

programs established 
1 955: Graduate school'established 
1 956: Special education pfograms 

initiated - 
1 970: Aviation science program 

established 
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world bubbling with life, tradition and folklore, situated in a storybook 
and at historic Natchitoches, La. Where gaiety and friendliness are 
brewed in the same kettle and tasted by all. This is Northwestern. A 
ynamic world keeping pace with progress in expansion and growth. A place 
)r inspiration and knowledge; a place of mystery and wonderment where the 
Peking mind labors fervently for academic quest. And after the inquiries, the 
uestions and the problems, the mind rests. Relaxation from the hectic life of 
ie college student. Seems as if the days are not long enough and the nights 
-e too short before the early morning class bell rings and the dreary mind 
egins again its search for knowledge. Thus beats the heart of Northwestern, 
his is our world. 

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1941-1947 
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1949-1950 
1950-1954 
1954-1966 
1966-1977 
1977-1982 
1982-1986 
1986-1996 
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Col. Thomas D. Boyd 
Beverly C. Caldwell 
Dr. James B. Aswell 
Victor L. Roy 
William W.Tison 
A. A. Fredericks 
Dr Joe Farrar 
Joseph E. Gibson 
DrW.G. McGmty 
H. Lee Prather 
Dr John S. Kyser 
Dr Arnold R. Kilpatrick 
Dr. Rene' Bienvenu 
Dr. Joseph Orze 
Dr. Robert A. Alost 
Dr. Randall J.Webb 



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trance gates. We didn't know the peo- 
ple the buildings are named after. We 
aren't the first ones to climb to the fourth floor of 
Kyser. We are part of something bigger. We are con- 
tinuing along a path others created. We are learning 
in an establishment that has surpassed the test of 
time. As our veins turn purple, the spirit of North- 
western grows in us. We have begun our journey 
along the purple line. We have joined the students of 
the past. More will follow. For years to come, others 
will travel the same path we walked today. But for 
now, it's our time to do as we please and to make the 
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: First President's Home constructed 
: Normal Building constructed; later named 
Boyd Hall 

: East Hall women's dormitory constructed 
: First Model School completed on campus 
: Caldwell Hall administration and classroom 

building constructed 
: Building designated as "B" dormitory 

constructed 
: New dining hall facility constructed 
: Kate Chopin dormitory for women 

completed 
: Bullard Mansion demolished 
: Power plant constructed 
: New men's dormitory constructed 
1923: First gymnasium built 
1936: Russell Hall constructed as a library; later 

becoming home of College of Business 
l939:Varnado Hall women's dormitory completed 
1956: Prudhomme Hall men's dormitory completed 
1958: Williamson Hall science building constructed 
1958: St. Denis Dining Hall opens 
1961: Caddo Hall dormitory completed 
1963: Prather Coliseum constructed 
1963: Bossier Hall dormitory opens 
1964: Roy Hall administration building completed 
1966: Sabine Hall women's dormitory opens 
1966: Rapides Hall men's dormitory opens 
1966: Iberville Dining Hall opens 
1968: Kyser Hall classroom building completed 
1970: Health & Human Performance building 

completed 
1970: Biological sciences building completed; later 

named Bienvenu Hall 
1971: New president's home built on campus 
1 972: Eugene P Watson Memorial Library 

completed 
1997: Russell Hall renovation completed 
2009: Williamson Hall renovation project completed 




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Turpin Stadium 
1 939: Football team completes First undefeated 

season 
1966: Football team has second undefeated 

season in history 
1 977: Athletic Field House built and Turpin 

Stadium expanded 
1 998: Demon football team advances to 

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1 945: The Demonaires organized as the official 

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1 940: Men's gymnasium completed 

1967: Gymnastics team wins national championship in AAU and NAIA 

1972: Graduate "N" Club Hall of Fame established 

1 976: Work begins on Northwestern Recreation Complex golf course and 

swimming pool 
1976: NSU athletics become part of NCAA Division I 
1989: NSU rowing teams established 

200 1 : Demon basketball team makes NCAA Tournament for the first time 
2006: Demon basketball team upsets Iowa in NCAA Tournament 




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bound into a sheaf the precious ears 
we garnered 'neath the sun. As home 
we go in glad relief, beneath the harvest 
moon, we see many a purple cluster shine and ] 
learning, golden ears we passed too soon — 
so many things for lack of skill and time we, 
faulty harvesters, have left within the field, I 
yet, pray we, for all we left so much undone, 
you may have found the harvest yields some| 
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stop for many celebrities throughout the years. 

Singer-songwriter Jim Croce was killed less than 
• after a performance at Prather Coliseum when his plane 

clipped a treetop taking offfrom the Natchitoches airport Ind 
crashed onto a highway. Citoce, the pilot and four band and cr 
members died in the September 1973 crash. 

Oprah Winfrey rode in a Homecoming pal 
prise visit to the school»and community and late 
Natchitoches on her television show as "the greate? 
in America."' 

Julia Roberts, Shirley MacLaine, Sally Field, Dolly Parton™ 
Olympia Dukakis and Daryl Hannah spent nearly three months 
hefeJin 1988 filming the movie Steel Magnolias by NSU alumnus 
and Natchitoches native Bobby Harling. Dolly Parton agreed 
early oh during her visit to sing at halftime of a NSU football 
game and helped pack Turpin Stadium with her performance 
with the NSU Band of the Grammy-winning song "9 to 5," 
which she wrote and recorded. 

John Wayne and William Holden starred in Horse Soldiers, a show along Cane River Lake ir 
Natchitoches in the 1950s. 

Academy Award-winning actress Reese Witherspoon filmed her first movie, The Man in th(\ 
Moon, at Natchitoches and NSU in 1990 when she was 14. 

The Hall of Fame, located on the NSU campus for more than 30 years, brought big-nam< 
athletes and coaches to NSU such as Karl Malone, Joe Adcock, Vida Blue, Terry Bradshaw, Billy Cart 
noa Hank Aaron, John David Crow, Joe Dumars, Lee Arthur Smith, Y.A. Tittle, Jackie Smith, Bobb^ 
Heaert, Archie Manning, Jim Mora, Robert Parish, Bob Pettit and Eddie Robinson. 

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mal soldiers died matters not. Wheth- 
er they sleep on the shores of "Sunny 
France" or under bright Italian skies, or in our 
own dear American soil where their last resting 
places are tenderly cared for, their spirits still 
live, and will never cease to lie, not only in the 
hearts and minds of those nearest and dearest 
by ties of blood and school associations, but in 
a newer and finer body of citizens throughout 
an international world whose ideal is that of the 
grand American Republic and these especial 
loved ones — "The Brotherhood of Man and the 
Fatherhood of God." 



The men of the earliest year 
join hands with the students 
of today to accept this dedi- 
cation. With only the sprawling 
buildings, streets and campus, the 
college could not have grown, but 
her students have instilled in her the 
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1914: First Current Sauce 


1 924: "Demons" becomes nickname 


1 940: Student Center constructed 


1956: First Mr.& Miss NSU elected 


1959: Kahne Dipoala was crowned first 


Miss Lady of the Bracelet 


1 977: First Argus published 


2001: Isabella moved to her new home at 


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tains of knowledge come the cher- 
ished memories, which linger on to 
become a part of the tradition of college. 
P Unconsciously they leave their happiness and 
headache, their mode of dress, new fads and 
expressions, the latest song and dance. Faces 
and names will grow dim with time but small 
memories and the spirit of those who come 
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pper classmen were determined to put Dog Webb 
through the same embarrassment as the other freshmen 
Dog Webb and the other freshman football players, bond- 
ed together on campus with awkwardly shaved haircuts 
and personalized beanie hats to ensure everyone under- 
stood they were "newbies." 

Fortunately President Randall Joseph Webb, then known as Dog 
Webb, went through this "newbie initiation" during summer football camp 
before his first fall semester. His hair might not have been as awkward 
when school started, but he joined his freshmen classmates and wore his 
beanie hat with "Dog Webb" written across it. 

NSU was a part of Webb's life long 

before his first semester. His father was 

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even introduced Webb to the head of the math department. That meet 
ing furthered Webb's interest and pushed him toward earning two under 
graduate degrees: mathematics and business education, and later a Mastei 
of Science in mathematics, Webb said. 

His father continued to work at NSU as the director of alumni affair; 
and placement while Webb was a student. 

Webb had no doubt that his father knew everything going on while 
he was there. 

"I was still in college and enjoying it," Webb said. 

Webb's involvement on campus added to his college experience. He 
was involved in the Student Government Association as a class senator 
and he was a representative for the student body when Prather Coliseurr 
was first opened in 1964. 

Webb lived in Prudhome Hall, which is now part of the Louisiana 
School for Math and Science, and North Hall, which is the current ROTC 
building, his freshman year. He moved to West Caspari Hall for the nexi 
two years until it was eventually torn down. As a graduate student he 
resided in Bossier Hall 

Webb not only lived in several places around NSU's campus, but he 
also has lived and worked in several other universities as wel 

He began working at Longwood College in Farmville, Va. in 1 966 
teaching mathematics after completing his undergraduate and graduate 
school studies at NSU. He later worked on his doctorate in math educa- 
tion at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. 

While teaching and furthering his own education were importanl 
to him, Webb found another passion in his life that would also accom- 
pany him when he left USM. His wife, Brenda, was a student worker a1 
the time and met the young educator as he came into the office she was 
working in. 

"I admired him for his talents and for being able to teach college stu- 
dents," Mrs. Webb said. 

Webb returned to work at Longwood College after he earned his 
doctorate until 1 974. 

After, he served as the director of higher education and teacher cerj 
tification for Louisiana in 1 974. His final job before returning to NSU was 
at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, La. Webb first serveq 
as a director of institutional research and EEO officer from 1 976- 1 983 
and then he worked in the registrar and as a part-time faculty member 
mathematics from I983-I989. 

"I've loved every job I've ever had," Webb said. 

But NSU has always been home for Webb, and he said he hoped he 
would return. 

knew early on that Northwestern would be part of my life with 
him," Mrs. Webb said. 

He got his wish in 1 989 when he took on the position of Dean o] 
Instruction and Graduate Studies and professor of mathematics. Webt 
became the 1 7th president in 1 996 making NSU his permanent home fot 
the past 1 4 years. 

NSU's enrollment rose to its highest levels during Webb's tenure, buj 
it still remained a university small enough for the president's role to be 
personal one. 

"It's a constant busy schedule, but it's a wonderful schedule." Mrs 
Webb said. "It's not about us. It's about the students." 

Webb's return to NSU as a faculty member did not involve a "newbie; 
initiation" like his freshman year. Seven years after he returned to teach! 
Dog Webb appeared wearing his academic dress, representing his accom- 
plishments since he started his higher education instead of his personal- 
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Favorite movie? 

The Sound of Music 

Favorite music? 

Classical, Sacred, Easy Listening, Rock 
and Roll 

Favorite artist? 

Creedence Clearwater Revival 

Favorite book? 

Bible 

Favorite website? 

www.refdesk.com and www.nsula.edu 

What was your first job? 

Working in my family's business- cus- 
tomer service, deliveries, etc. 

Favorite cities? 

Natchitoches, Shreveport, Haynesville, 
Hattiesburg, Miss. 

Favorite food? 

Shrimp and seafood 

Favorite NFL or MLB team? 

Saints; Cardinals 

What is your dream vacation? 

Any trip where I can be with Brenda in 
a venue she enjoys 

Who is your hero? 

My parents, Brenda and my family 




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What is your favorite TV show? 

Everybody Loves Raymond; Dancing 
With the Stars; So You Think You Can 
Dance 

Favorite movie? 

Seabiscuit 

Favorite music? 

Classic Rock 

Favorite artist? 

Jeremy say's it's him 

Favorite book? 

Bible 

Favorite website? 

Google 

What was your first job? 

Recreation Day Camp Leader 



, I Favorite cities? 

Dallas, St. Louis 



Favorite food? 

Chicken 

Favorite NFL or MLB team? 

The Saints 

What is your dream vacation? 

Hawaii 

Who is your hero? 

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*£* ^m' Man plans, God 'unplans,'" Dr. Lisa Abney said. "My world 
jQ^ flgpj ihanged drastically." 

'Q^ ▼V Abney changed her shoes, and with eyes filled with 

tears, stepped into the position of acting provost and vice pres- 
ident of academic student affairs after being dean of the college 
of liberal arts for a year. 

"I have cried real tears with every job I ever had. Part of who I 
was," she said. "It's hard for me when I leave them." 

Abney was the temporary replacement for Thomas Hanson after 
he decided to resume his teaching post in the math department for per- 
sonal and family reasons. 

As provost, Abney worked about 12 to 13 hours a day. Spending 
about 40 percent of the time on paperwork, 40 percent in meetings, and 
then 20 to 25 percent of the time walking and talking with students and 
faculty and teaching. 

"It's good and I enjoy it," she said. "You have to really like admin- 
istration to do this job, and I do." A 

The provost is the official chief of the academic office, Abney 
said. She works on student policy items the Student Government^^TCia- 
tion can't do, such as grades and academic issues, works on fJculty con- 
tracts, purchasing, letter writing, various course-related items, and faculiy 
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"You have to have your ducks in a row," Abney said. "I knew r 
[the workload] was heavy, but if you don't come in, you don't realize it." 

But regardless of the piles of work on her desk, Abney made time 
to walk around the campus and get to know the students and faculty. 

"We can't fix stuff if we don't know it's broken," she said. 

Abney earned her bachelors degree in Spanish and master's de-' 
gree in English at A&M University in Texas. She then earned her Doctor! 
ate of English at the University of Houston. 

Abney originally planned on studying law, but she had a classic!' 
instructor that changed her mind. 

"Wow, that would be a fun job to have," she said regarding heij 
class and commented that she liked to learn. 

"I went home the next week and told my family I wanted to be cj 
professor." 

The native Texan found a home at Northwestern and a career, 

"I initially came here to teach. I never expected I would've com^ 
this far," Abney said. "I just always do the best job I can do with the job 
N|ave. Then things just happen." 

^^ Abney came to Northwestern in 1997 to teach and a year latei 
became^ke Director of the Folklife Center. She then became the Head 
ol Language and Communications in 2005 and was promoted to Dean o 
College of I iberal Arts for the past academic year. 

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he ability to communicate with students 
■ grew with Watson Library's newest 
addition: a Coca-Cola sponsored 
marquee. 

Coca-Cola donated the mar- 1 
quee as part of a contract that stipulated it be 
jsed to inform students and the community 
bout campus events. 

The Coke contract ensured the university] 
would sell no less than 90 percent of Coke 
roducts as beverages, but allowed for 10 per- 
cent of other beverages to be served. 

"Under Louisiana law, a vendor who signs] 
90/10 contract is obligated to provide some 
ind of physical improvement or enhancement 
for that campus," Athletic Director Greg Burke 
said. 

The contract in effect between Coke and NSU 
was partially worked on by Burke. 

Coke donated the money necessary for the purc- 
hase and installation of the new marquee to fulfill its 
obligation to give at least $50,000 to NSU as part of 
the 10-year contract, Burke said. 

"It didn't cost NSU a dime," he added. 
This contract went into effect in 2006 and was a 
hange from NSU's prior agreements with Coke. . 

"We use to have a vendors contract," Burke 
said. "Now we have a non-exclusive beverage 
Douring rights contract." 

Director of Auxiliary Services Jennifer 
<elly also helped develop the current con- 
tract with Coke. | 
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the university would only receive a percentage of the sales 
earned from the drink vending machines, Kelly said. 

The current contract, signed in 2006, gave 
NSU up front capital, annual payments and a 
continuation of the percentage of drink sales, she 
explained. 

"There had to be a capital donation," Kelly 
said. 

The marquee was in the contract as the capi- 
tal donation required to be given by Coca-Cola 
when the contract was signed. 

Kelly said the reason the new marquee had 
not been constructed until now, however, was 
because NSU was in the process of finding some- 
one to construct the sign within the university's 
price range. 

The money available to spend was not affect- 
ed by any of the recent state-wide budget cuts though. 

"We didn't use any state money," Kelly said. "It was 
all donated money." 

The donation of the new marquee was not only 
helpful for NSU's budget, but for its physical landscape 
as well. 

"I think the sign is pretty because it is so new and 
big," Hattie Vaughn, junior business administration ma- 
jor, said. "It makes the appearance of the front of the 
library more pleasing." 

President Randall Webb agreed, and added 
he was ultimately surprised. 

"I was aware of the contract and that we 
would be receiving a new sign, but I was im- 
pressed to see the end result," Webb said. 

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Poet William Blake said, "No bird soars too high if he soars 
with his own wings." 
The College of Business worked with students to 
help them soar beyond their expectations and fly toward 
the future. 
Graduates worked everywhere across the U.S. and internationally 
to locations such as Korea to Paris. 

"Being in the College of Business, we do have a lot of exposure 
from some large companies," Ronnie Washington, junior business ad- 
ministration major, said. 

Companies such as Wells Fargo, State Farm and Disney came to 
campus to recruit for both internships and career opportunities. 

In addition to sending students abroad, globally students sought 
NSU business department. 

For example, this year business majors Isabelle Zdancewicz, 

Yvon Vidal, Delphine Veronique Vieljeux, Yann Claude 

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The competitive nature, which was prevalent among tfie business stti 
dents, encouraged everyone to do their best, Washington said 

The classes within the college were well-structured and smaller than 
average, which helped students communicate personally and directly with 
professors, he continued. 

"The small classes have really helped me, especially during my accounting 
classes and other more difficult classes where extra attention from the pro- 
fessors was needed to understand difficult topics," Jack Hano, senior business 
administration major, said. 

"Students also got the chance to work locally, or co-op with an employer 
that fit their major; in conjunction with smaller classes and extracurricular 
organizations," Margaret Kilcoyne, associate professor and director of busi- 
ness programs, said. 

"We're here to help prepare students to enter the world of business,' 
Kilcoyne said. 

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Business majors Josh Russell, Nancy Griffin and James 
HcAlplin placed this summer in Anaheim, Calf, at the Future Business 
Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Confer- 
ence competition. They competed against a total of 1 776 partici- 
pants. 

The College of Business also participates in other events 
Including: 

The Homecoming Brunch, which was a time for students, 
,ilumni and faculty to re-unite while recognizing outstanding alumni, 
business and faculty achievements. 

The J.Walter Porter Forum, which served as an outlet 
"or students to hear successful business executives speak about their 
area of work and informs students about various prospects after 
graduation. 

The Cyber Forensics camp, was hosted in July in conjunc- 
:ion with the Cyber Innovation Center in Bossier City, where more 
:han 36 students from local high schools participated in a simulated 
a criminal investigation by using cyber forensic techniques. 







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Business majors had access to the busi- 
ness computer lab "24/7." 

"We have shared with our students 
that it was their money that purchased the equip- 
ment for their use," Kilcoyne said. 

With the use of the special card-reader 
lock, students had unlimited access to the camera- 
monitored facilities with their student ID so they 
could work uninterrupted throughout the year 

"I've had to use the computer lab after 
hours a few times to finish projects that I was 
unable to complete at home and would not have 
been able to do this without 24-hour lab access," 
Jack Hano, senior business administration major, 
said. 

The lab proved to be useful during his 
business statistics class since he didn't have Excel at 
home and the library was closed. 




i systems or business adminis- 
iiness administration program, students 
; with concentrations in economics, 
finance, marketing and management. 



in various competitions and are involved with special projects related 
to business: Association of Information Technology Professionals, Beta 
Gamma Sigma, Business Professionals of America and Phi Beta Lambd 
Epsilon Delta Pi, and Students in Free Enterprise. 



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orthwestern began 125 years ago as a normal school, and 
it is that foundation the College of Education built upon. 
Tying into most other departments on campus such as 
Early Childhood and Family Consumer Sciences, and 
Health and Human Performance, the Education depart- 
ment kept with Northwestern's legacy of "teaching students to teach." 

The Louisiana Board of Regents recognized the College of Education 
for its Alternative Certification Program, a fast-track program that opened 
the door for adults coming into the teaching field from other fields of 
work, such as someone who worked as an accountant coming in for train- 
ing so that they could teach accounting. 

The Alternative Certification Program ranked in the highest catego- 
ries of the Louisiana Teacher Preparation Value-Added Assessment Re- 
port. 

"The report looks at how affective the teachers are that graduate 

program] by comparing them to veteran teachers," Dr. Bar- 

luate studies coordinator, said. "The report shows that 



NSU is training teachers to perform as well or better than the experi- 
enced teachers." 

The support the College of Education gave its teachers-in-tramin^ 
kept the department a success. 

"The dedication of all the instructors to see that every future educa- 
tor succeeds is what makes that possible," Zachary Price, junior history 
major, said. 

Dr. Paul Nagel, assistant professor, attributed the department's im- 
pact and successfulness of its graduates to be the one-on-one attention 
and the small class sizes. 

Undergraduates of the College of Education had access to the el- 
ementary lab school, middle lab school and the Natchitoches Center lab 
school as student teachers. This allowed them to get in-field experience 
two or three times a week, Duchardt said. 

With the world always evolving and changing, there was something 
NSU tapped into more than a hundred years ago, and that was that the 
need to have teachers to teach would always remain. 

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the lab schools. 

(Top Left) Brittany Pierce, education major; works 
with Chris Waldrip in Amy Moore's and Holly 
Nowalk's 3rd grade class. 

(Top Right) Elizabeth Pool, education major, 
works with Alyrica Winder in Amy Moore's and Holly 
Nowalk's 3rd grade class. 

(Left) Lannie Green, education major, works with 
Gabby Fernbaugh in Phyllis Breedlove's 2nd grade 
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aking "under the bridge visits" and community calls 
were just a couple of the ways the College of Nurs- 
I* ing students learned how to be successful in the real 
world. 

"We use areas that are not necessarily consid- 
ered hospitals," Debbie Moore, College of Nursing director of student 
services, said. "We go to the health department. We have students that 
are going out checking restaurants. We have people that are taking care 
of people under bridges." 

While learning outside the classroom, they also took the opportu- 
nity to reach out to the community. The Shreveport College of Nursing 
students raised money to support the Susan B. Komen Race for the Cure 
Foundation, raising more than $300. 

"They wanted to express to the community breast cancer aware- 
ness," Moore said. "They saw their community as a school." 

The graduate students also found ways to get involved, working with 
chronic patients in a volunteer clinic. 

"Look at America," Dr. Norann Planchock, dean of the college of 
nursing, said. "We're overweight, have high blood pressure, our nutrition 
isn't great and we don't eat healthy. By working with these patients, the 
students were able to learn about how to care for them, as well as help 
them form lifestyle changes." 

And while the students were in the classroom, much of their learning 
was hands-on. From checking each other's vital signs to interacting with 
patients, students got a first-hand, and sometimes out-of-the-ordinary, ex- 
perience at what goes on in the medical world. 



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Renzie Rahim, junior nursing major, found this type of learning chal- 
lenging, but helpful. 

"We do a lot of didactics, but [also] a lot of hands-on stuff to reinforce 
what we learn," he said. 

The College of Nursing was introduced in 1949, and in 2010, was the 
fourth largest nursing school in the nation, Moore said. 

To pursue a degree in nursing, students first completed the pre-nurs- 
ing program during their freshman and sophomore years, where they took 
all the core classes necessary to complete their degree. 

After completing the pre-nursing program, juniors were able to begin 
their first level of nursing school, or clinicals, where they practiced strictly 
nursing. 

And by the time the students reached their senior year, they were 
able to practice in the hospital. 

Students who were part of this nursing program were able to go into 
any type of nursing, based on the vast experience they received, Moore 
said. 

"When [they] go to work [they] can do a variety of things, and I think 
that's a real big advantage," she said. 

Hannah Waters, junior nursing major, and Charlie Potts, senior nurs- 
ing major, both found their experiences at the college rewarding. 

"It's been challenging," Waters said. "It keeps me very busy, but I en- 
joy it. I wouldn't have it any other way." 

Potts said, "After talking to several nursing schools, I can definitely see 
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evolving for tne future 

Journalism students wens faced with a few changes within the program. 

The department chose to begin a "journalism face-lift" by shifting from the tradi- 
tional concentrations of public relations, news editorial or broadcast, and toward a modern 
convergence-style curriculum. Mary Brocato, associate professor of journalism, said. 

Incoming journalism students became part of a media studies program with 2 1 
hours of electives. giving them the freedom to take classes based on their interest, provid- 
ing them with a more rounded education. Basic journalism principles still remained, but the 
course was expanded to allow students to be prepared for careers, Brocato said. 

Due to a variety of factors, including budget constraints, the department an- 
nounced they would not reapply for accreditation. 

The accreditation renewal process took a lot of time and money, Brocato said. 
She noted the work required by the staff amounted to several thousands of hours and gave 
minimal benefits. 

"We thought we could better spend our time and work toward developing a 
curriculum for journalism that met the 20th century needs of journalism," Brocato said. "Jour- 
nalists today have to be able to muiti-platform" 

Brocato said the decision not to apply for accreditation carried no negative 
impact on the school and believed they were now "on the cutting edge" with the curriculum 
changes. 

"We've needed to revamp this program for quite some time," Dr. Paula Furr, 
journalism department head, said. 

Furr said the changes in the curriculum should work in the students' favor because 
it would better prepare them for the convergent-style world of journalism. 

Chns Watts, senior media studies major, switched back to the journalism program 
this year. 

"If anything, I think it would be better for the students," Watts said. 

After experiencing both the old and new programs, Watts said he didn't see 
much difference between the two, but that he had previously taken all the required courses. 

"The whole purpose of a student majoring in journalism, I think, is to be prepared 
to get a job out of school," Brocato said. "I think we made a wise decision." 

Watts was confident that his experience and skill would help him get a job and 
was not worried about accreditation. 

"The school going up in accreditation, to be honest, scared me a little at first," 
Mary Jordan, sophomore news editorial major, said. "I thought my degree was changing, and 
the world was ending. I have found, though, that ultimately it has not affected me negatively. 
I am sure it is good for the school, so I guess what it means to me is that I am attending a 
good school." 

Amanda Duncil 



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The large rainbow-colored parachute rises from the ground and 
the vehicle it's attached to lifts into the air, carrying two passengers and a 
slew of special equipment with it. As they are drifting nonchalantly through 
the airTommy Hailey. associate professor of anthropology and director of 
the cultural resource office, takes still pictures of the Earth while his assistant 
records it with a video camera. 

Using the powered parachute, Hailey took pictures of archaeo- 
logical sites. Since the topography of the Earth is always changing, the 
pictures and videos documented what the sites once looked like for future 
generations and how they changed from year to year The pictures are also 
used to see sites from a different perspective or discover new sites. 

"We use [the parachute] for low altitude aerial reconnaissance, 
or an aerial survey of the sites," Hailey said. "You can see things from the air 
that you can't see on the ground." 

In conjunction 
with videos and pictures, 
Hailey received a special 
camera in October that al- 
lowed him to take infrared 
thermal images of sites. 

"We use [the 
camera] to locate hidden 
archaeological features," 
Hailey said. 

Pictures taken 
with the camera showed 
patches of earth based on 
their temperatures. Cooler 
patches indicated that 
the dirt was looser from 
being dug up in the past, in 
which case there might be 
something buried there. 

The parachute 
was easy to steer, low 

maintenance, and gave Hailey and his team more control and stability than a 
balloon or remote controlled airplane, he said. 

"The benefit to having the powered parachute over anything else 
is that it goes about 30 to 40 miles an hour so you're not zooming so fast 
past the sites," Joseph A. Evans, heritage resources graduate research student, 
said. 

The parachute was a low-cost solution to spending hundreds of 
thousands of dollars renting helicopters or aircrafts, Evans said. 

Evans and the other graduate students benefited from the pow- 
ered parachute as well; they used aerial shots of sites along with ground-level 
data in their projects. 

Aerial archaeology was a unique method of conducting research, 
however in the United States it remained uncommon. Hailey received fund- 
ing for the powered parachute in 2001 from the National Center for Pres- 
ervation Technology andTraining.They had used it on multiple excursions 
across the country since then, including projects in conjunction with national 
[ parks and military sites. 

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Within the world of CAPA, you have to be pre- 
pared for anything. 

Jessica Lopez, double music and education major, 
was the leading lady in the fall opera.'The Merry Widow." 
Two weeks before opening night she got strep throat. She 
nursed herself back to health by getting as much rest as pos- 
sible and not speaking when she didn't need to. 

"I got a little tickle in my throat the night before so 
that was a little scary," Lopez said. 

On opening night Lopez said her vocal cords came 
through for her, considering she hit all of her high notes. 

Lopez wasn't the only one to encounter a "sur- 
pnse.'Taylor Mars, junior theatre major, encountered a scare as 
well. 

Just days before he was scheduled to perform 
before hundreds of guests in the annual Christmas Gala, Mars 
took a slip that nearly swept him out the show. 

"We were rehearsing during the first full dress. 
It was chalk on the floor and I got it on my foot when I was 



dancing the first dance number" said Mars. "When we did a leap, I managed to flip out of the 
leap and sprain my foot. It hurt really badly." 

You would think that after that leap for the worse, he would no longer be able to 
perform in the Christmas Gala. Not so. The director decided Mars would perform his number 
on stage as originally planned- 
only from a wheel chair this 
time. Some of his spots had to 
be filled by fellow cast membersj 
and an understudy took care 
of the African-inspired dance 
number that Mars had a part in. 

"We changed all the | 
formations that I was in," Mars 
said. "It was interesting to sit in 
a wheel chair after doing the 
dance combination just days 
ago." 

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The College of Liberal Arts prepared students to enter gradu- 
ate school and the work force by collaborating a variety of dif- 
ferent skills such as critical thinking, writing and speaking skills. 
The college offered both Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor 
of Science degrees as well as Master of Arts and Master of 
cience degrees. 

Faculty used a combination of traditional and non-traditional meth- 
ods, as well as modern information technologies, to prepare students for 



the next step in both their professional and academic careers. 

Faculty members of the college also sought to remain on the cutting 
edge of scholarship and artistic production, as reflected in books and ar- 
ticles accepted by leading publishing houses and scholarly journals. Artistic 
efforts created in the college were presented at nationally respected gal- 
leries and performance centers, according to the NSU Web site. 



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l es were the building blocks of every student's career. 

Most students only had to take the core classes and were 
'. then done with math and science, but there were some who 
-IT ^^» ^^' found a passion in math, science and technology. 

"I've always been interested in biology, and it is a subject I truly enjoy learning 
more about," Meredith Richard, sophomore biology major, said. 

For students like Meredith Richard, the College of Science and Technology offered 
multiple degrees and classes. Every student was able to participate in field experi- 
ments, research, organizations and more. 

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"We try to provide our students with fresh ideas, ways to study and the best and 
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Your heart is pounding, the plane is shaking, and before you know it, you are 
■lying miles above everything else. Cities become as small as cell phones. You are 
tlLrrounded by blue sky and flying through clouds. You feel like you can go 
iHnywhere. 

Some students dreamt of taking the wheel of their "flight," but the 
^Ilviation department made that dream a reality. 

"Just to be able to take an aircraft 3,000 feet and fly about NSU and 
Hjatchitoches without a flight instructor or anyone with you gives you this strong 
Hense of success," Casey Marr sophomore aviation major, said. 

The aviation department made a name for itself through its rounded curriculum 
•Bnd involved staff and instructors. 

"I live by a military base and have talked to many different pilots from all branches, 
Hnd they all recommended NSU," Marr said. "My flight instructor tells me to text him anytime 
May or night if I have any questions." 

NSU offered the aviation degree for 40 years.The department followed Federal 
(Bwiation Administration (FAA) guidelines for ground school and flight training and was part of 
)Wne National Intercollegiate Flying Association. 

Through ground school, students learned how to read airplane instruments, the 
/■IPS and meteorology screens in an airplane. After passing ground school, students started 
, Tight training beginning with monitored flights and leading to solo flights. 

"Aviation deals with constant repetition because the same things occur every day, 
Ho we are drilled on the same things from the classroom to the airport," Melvm Edgar sopho- 
( |hore aviation major, said. 

The basic U.S. guidelines to fly an airplane changed since the attacks on Sept. I I , 
I fl 00 1 . Anyone learning to fly airplanes had to supply his or her original birth certificate and 
He an American citizen. If he or she was not an American citizen, they had to be cleared by a 
Bl background check. Every student had to also pass an FAA medical physical before flying. 




"My favorite flight was my first one, even though I vomited everything I ate earlier, 
but it was my favorite flight because I was so excited and anxious that I couldn't wait to get 
into the air" Edgar said. 

Graduates of the program went to various aviation careers, including local, national 
and international airports. Edgar planned on joining the U.S. Air Force and gain more flight 
experience with the military 

"I wanted to become a pilot since I was a kid," Edgar said. "It is everything that I 
thought about when I was a kid, that I was in control of my own destiny," 

Flying an airplane allowed pilots to see and experience the world in a whole differ- 
ent aspect. 

"When you are up there, you feel extremely free like there are no problems," 
Marr said. "The rush of adrenaline is like no other" 





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A research project involved with cancer began 
in the department of biology in 2008, according to Dr 
Zafer Hatahet, professor of biology. 

Two mice were injected with different forms 
of cancer Throughout the previous year, the research 
mainly involved the breeding of the mice and assigning 
genotypes. 

The breeding part of the research was 
published in the scientific journal of Proceedings 
National Academy of Science in May 2009. 

In the fall 2009 semester, 
research resumed, starting with 
identifying each mouse's genotype 
to determine how the cancer 
spread through breeding. This 
was done by cutting the 
mice's tails, extracting DNA 
from each one and per- 
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After determining genotypes, students 
and faculty looked at each cancer and genotype, and 
performed experiments to determine various pieces 
of information, such as the stage of the cancer and 
the age they got the cancer 

Cancer patients could 
develop a resistance to treat- 
ment, but some did not. This 
issue was the basis of the can- 
cer research project, according 
to Hatahet. 

The department hoped this 
research would lead to the 
. answers of why and how 
people form a resistance. 
Students and faculty 
were also looking for a 
drug that people could 
not form a resistance to. 
"We are not sure 
where this research will lead 

us, but it is a start in 
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Moliere, French playwright and actor Moliere was accepted as the 
Scholars' College mascot and played a large role in the end of the 
SemorThesis ceremony for Scholars' each year 

At the end of the year Scholars' College held a barbecue 
in honor of the graduating seniors and the completion of their the- 
ses. Before the students could be announced as educated, they were 
required to place their hands on the bust of Moliere while the acting 
head of the Scholars' College pronounced them "educated." Each 
acting head had a different "staff " to declare education, ranging from 
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The Louisiana Scholars' College students were actively involved m a wide range of 
organizations. 

"We've got students in [Student Activities Board], on the football team, baseball 
team, soccer team, tennis, track and cross country, social fraternities and sororities, even the 
presidents of two music organizations," Dr Davina McClain, Scholars' College director, said. 
"The students here are doing an immense amount to give back to our NSU community." 

Senior Shanice Major served her school community in the position of treasurer 
of the Student Government Association. Other Scholars' College students who served the 
Northwestern community were Student Body President Kayla Wingfield, senior; and Vice- 
President Matthew Morrison, junior (pictured above). 

JuniorYaser Elqutub (pictured below) was among the Scholars' College students 
who participated in Demon Athletics.. He not only excelled in the classroom, but also on the 
football field. Football became a family game for the Elqutub and his two brothers after their 
move from Jordan. 

"My older brother was in the seventh grade when he first tried out for football," 
Elqutub said. "[Neither] he nor I understood the game, but the idea of hitting others in pads 
sounded great." 



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Ulim I )(>< Ins, Semper I Joctais: 

1 )nce .1 Scnolar, Always a Scnolar. 

Scholars' College students were encouraged to "have a 
heart, buy a heart and give a heart" to support the Scholars' 
College Forum Council's "A Heart for Chelsea" campaign. 

In need of a heart transplant, Chelsea Umbach, once-and- 
always scholar, saw proof of this motto as her Scholars' family 
helped raise funds through a variety of events. 

Umbach was diagnosed in 2000 with primary pulmonary 
arterial hypertension (PPAH), an incurable heart disease that 
she had since birth but became apparent in high school. 

PPAH is a disorder characterized by abnormally high blood 
pressure in the pulmonary artery, which carries blood from the 
heart to the lungs. This causes resistance of blood flow and 
detrimental pressure in the right ventricle of the heart. 

The proceeds from the pins and other events, such as food 
fairs and concerts, were donated to Umbach to help absorb 
some of the medical expenses. 




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A house, a dog, two kids, a mom and a dad. This 
was what usually came to mind when proposed 
the idea of a family. For Louisiana Scholars' Col- 
lege students, however, family took on a differ- 
ent meaning. 
"To them, that aspect of Scholars' really matters, I mean, 
we're different in that we know each other. We care about 
each other," Dr. Davma McClain, director of Scholars' College, 
said. "You know, if someone's sick, somebody tells me; I find out 
what's going on. If somebody's upset, there are people here 
who care and will look out for each other. That human aspect 
of Scholars' is really important." 

Scholars' College offered classes in a wide range of sub- 
jects, including language courses, such as Greek and German; 
sciences, such as biology and chemistry; and even courses in 
philosophy. 

Students were required to take Texts and Traditions, 
a cycle of courses that offer a cohesive history of Western cul- 
ture. Throughout the T and T classes, students bonded by 
forming study groups in preparation for tests. 

"Scholars' attracted me because it seemed as though they 
held their students to a higher standard then most universities," 
Shanice Major, senior, said. "The curriculum was challenging but 
interesting, and I'm always up for a challenge. 

"I will always remember the many nights of stress over a 
project and the overwhelming sense of accomplishment when- 
ever it is finished," Major continued. "I have really learned to 
appreciate my peers and myself, and I know that no matter 
where I go in life, I will be able to succeed at any task given to 
me. That's what Scholars' has done for me." 

Scholars' College was established in 1987 as the state's only 
designated Honors College. 

"The idea was to create something different that was com- 
pletely grounded in the Liberal Arts," McClain said. "I think one 



of the most important things for everyone to understand is that Scholars' 
is part of NSU." 

Scholars' College seniors were required to take Senior Colloquium 
class. This class was designed to unite the senior class one last time to 
work on a service project before graduation. To pass this class, each per- 
son had to take part in a community service or service-learning project 
for the NSU and Natchitoches community that was based on the subject 
of study for that year. 

"This really connects the community with the Scholars' College and 
lets us, as students, give back," Major said. 

Scholars' College provided tutoring services in the field house for 
NSU's athletes. Scholars' College supported the idea that if athletes were 
committed to academics outside of the field, then they could focus better 
on the field, McClain said. 

Students of Scholars' College were encouraged to donate their time 
and efforts to community projects that not only supported the university, 
but also the surrounding community. 

"Scholars' encourages me to give back to the community by tutoring 
the [Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts] high school students 
with NSU tutors," freshman Cardenus Johnson stated. 

NSU Tutors was a program that tutored Natchitoches-area high 
school students to help prepare them for college. It was supported by 
the grant written by Scholars' College faculty member Dr. Mike Cundall. 

Through all of this volunteering, Scholars' College students grew 
close. Working together toward common goals and offering so much 
time to community service, Scholars' College students developed a loving, 
family-like relationship with one another. 

"I feel that having that family-like atmosphere with you and around 
you most of the time makes it worth [being here]," Johnson said. "I just 
look at all the great things I have around me and realize that there is 
something good going on at this campus, and it makes me happy to be a 
part of it." 

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The long hours, playful practices and close-knit cast made the 
Christmas Gala memorable. 
The Gala had a different storyline each year. To cele 
brate NSU's 125th anniversary, this year's Gala was a presen 
tation of NSU's history. When Isabella the Ghost realized 
Gala would not have the usual music, dancing and theatre, she beca 
distraught and decided to show how important those elements ^^e to 
the Gala alongside her friends — the Three Muses. The Muses-music, art 
and theatre-represented the three statues standing in front of the A. A 
Fredericks Auditorium and explained how music, art and theatre were 
important not only in the Christmas Gala, but also in NSU's history. 

The Christmas Gala included each branch of the Creative and 
Performing Arts department, which made organizing the play a difficult 
task. Each group had individual practices for the .first few weeks, Josiah 
Kennedy, junior theatre major said. Then a week before the show every- 
one came together. ^L " 
"It's fun to watch an entire show go up in one week," Kennedy 
said. 9&X 

Although the practices were long and involved, the actors found 
a way to have some fun. 

"During practices, we played as much as possible," Josh Coen, 
freshman theater major, said. "We really wanted to focus on the humor of 
the show, so we worked inside ourselves to create a humorous character. 




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i^ught that to rehearsal to work with." 

Thrash multiple practices and some good fun, the cast quickl) 

a clos^Family, helping and supporting each other when needed. 

"We definitely were a tight family," Coen said. "We all knew each 
others cues and lines, and we helped each other out whenever we could.' 

After the weeks of rehearsal, the cast performed seven per- 
formances within two days for elementary children, NSU students anc 
Natchitoches residents. 

The cast enjoyed performing for the kids the most. 

"Hearing those kids get so excited about every little tiny thinj 
that happens is always so adorable and heartwarming," Delia Caldwell 
senior theatre major, said. "It always reminds me why I like performing sd 
much." 

When rehearsals, memorizing and the final performances wen 
over, the cast enjoyed their success in different ways. 

"Some celebrated at Christmas Festival the next day," Coen said 
"Some celebrated by catching up on all the sleep hours they missed in th« 
past week." 

No matter which way each cast members celebrated at the enc 
of the day, they all knew they had been part of something special. 

"This moment to me is sort of an even though we're stressed ou: 
and we just did seven of these shows, I still love what I do and I love the 
people I work with," Kennedy said. 

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eat belt strapped, head glued to the seat, fingers gripping 
the armrest, he prepared himself for takeoff. The airplane 
glided across the runway and gradually began to pick up 
speed until its wheels could be tucked in its underbelly. The 
plane soared. 

For some passengers, their lengthy flight over- 
seas delivered them to their long-awaited luxury 
vacation spots or to the heart of a historic. tour- 
ist city. 

But forjonathan Wallace, the destination of 
his first flight placed him in a different setting-- 
the middle of a war. 

Wallace,"' '-junior, general 

, Vfc studies 'major,' 'described 

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Iraq war during 

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ployment a chaotic one. 

"The first four to five months were pretty gruesome," he said, "It wa 
like living in the wilderness." 

The battalion hacra low supply of water and no water heater to pro] 
vide them with a source to stay Vvarm when temperatures dropped a 
nightfall. Soldiers also had to was! their clothes by hand in a bucket an<| 
burn their own waste while statioled in Iraq. 

Soldiers had to managelvith what was provided for them. Al 
though things seemed bad the firsrafew months he was there, Wallace sad 
things got better. They were laterjsljpplied with more water, ice and an ai 
conditioner to cope with the "sweltering" summer temperatures. 

"It was really hot that summer with all of my gear on," Wallace said. 
He looked forward to the desert storms because it was during tha| 
time the sun wasn't beaming on hrn. 

1 Soldiers had to put goggles on just to walk through the storms, pushj 
ng through strong gusts of wind, carrying sand high above the ground. 

"Iraq appeared as if it belonged in a different time dimension thai 
back home," Wallace said. 

It wasn't unusual to see sheepherders walking with their sheep alon': 
the roads that often had sewage leaking down them. The country ha< : 
poor infrastructure. Several houses were built closely together and wen 
made of hardened mud or clay. Civilians walked around in clothes tha, 
Americans would argue belonged "to the 80s". Most Iraqi citizens drovi 
cars that looked beat up, Wallace said. 

His experience with Iraqi citizens was a positive one, con ; 
trary to what some Americans may think. 

"The culture was a whole different ballgame, 
Wallace said. 

It wasn't uncommon for a driver t<i 

stop and pick up a stranger walking onl' 

because they were both heading ii 

the same direction, he said. 

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Vallace said. " r , 

There was' one. thing, that Wallace would,, have ,i^ever. guessed he 
/ould see in his journey. - ^ ..... •■•*i \^^',^-^ !-\ .■- • 

Palm trees were scattered tWmugtioutWci.Theyvvere- everywhere," 
Vallace said, "Everyone's used to seeing palm trees fn'a co^staj* region; not 
-\ Iraq. I expected a desert, nc5t an, oasis-type' place."' 

The battaljoh slept In afi abandoned hospital that they had to fix up 
efore settling. Through tearnworf;, the soldiers managed toxlear out the 
ospital and make the building a decent place to jay their heads, Wallace 
aid. v ' - - ■ , 

"Shootouts" weren't something that occurred everyday, but they did 
ccur. 

"Whenever I had to use my weapon, it would happen so fast," Wal- 
ice said, "I'm running on adrenaline and all I think is to perform. All of the 
actics that I've been taught before come up again." 

He often thought about not being able to go home. 

"You leave all you ever known behind. I was worried about going 
here and not coming back," Wallace said. 

But after 12 months at war, a free concert was waiting for the soldiers 
• nat included performances by well-known performers 'such as Jessjca 
: " impson and Ludacris. . - „ 

"The concert was awesome," Wallace said. 
Enlisting in the Army was two of the best decisions he could have 
ver made, Wallace said. , ^ 

"I was able to get a cultural experience, t got to see what it. was like 
e o live in Iraq from their perspective," Wallace said.' \ 

Not only did he get to travel to another part of the world^s.a' soldier, 
ut also he gained priceless friendships, leadership skills and trailing 1 that 
/ill accompany him forever. • ^ > 

"It changed me for the better," Wallace said, " It's a good tool to have 
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ans cover the costs associated with getting an education or training 
The Gl Bill has several programs and each is administrated different 
depending on a person's eligibility and duty status. 

Yearly stipend for books and other supplies 

Monthly impend for housing 

License or certification 

Special allowance for individual tutortmg 

Additional allowance for work-study benefits 

Benefits for high-cost approved, high-technology programs 

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(Top) Cadets Bolton Curry and Brett Guse practice operating their weapons at the 
Natchitoches Shooting -Range. Cadets visited the shooting range to perfect their marks- 
manship with precision and accuracy. 

(Bottom) Cadet Jonathan Watson, business administration major; waits for instruction 
while taking a break during a field training exercise in Mississippi last April. Upperclassmen 
learned about things such as battle drills and survival skills during the exercise. 




"As far as family is concerned, it puts 
a tug on my heart, but as for my 
country I would feel proud if I was 
deployed." -Rochelle Jones MSI 



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J \ \ If someone walked into a classroom, he would see what seemed to be the cast of 

frS ''Sweeney Todd." Skin, pale as paper and dark circles around eyes could only signal one thing: 
y test day. 

While there were the handful of those who came bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, 
there were many more who had stayed up all night, trying to learn the information. 

Students studied in a variety of ways, each trying to find what worked for them. 
While some students preferred to lie out comfortably on their bed, music playing in the 
background, others sat upright in a straight-backed chair in absolute silence. 

"I concentrate best when there's light classical music going on," Christine Davis, 
sophomore music education major, said. 

Davis studied hardest for classes with a lot of memonzations, she said. 

"In high school, I never had to study. When I got here it was a big wake up call," 
Davis continued. "You just have to learn how you study best." 

Many students found the transition from high school to college hard. As they no- 
ticed that they were losing the amount of free time they were used to, they began to stress. 

"I used to be able to study at school in the library, and then at home I just had 
free time," Stephanie Colunga, sophomore criminal justice major, said. 



success[ 

Colunga observed that her friends were easily distracted in their studies. She 
found that those around her failed to prioritize. 

"It's usually all about computer games or Facebookthe root of all evil.'Colunga 
commented. 

Catherine Faucheaux, coordinator of the Academic Center, agreed students foun< 
difficulties while studying. 

Some students struggled with learning the information from class and then apply- 
ing it to the tests in a way that the professors wanted. 

"Part of it is a confidence issue, especially for freshmen. They're not quite sure 
how to take tests, how to study for college," Faucheaux said. 

Many students also met a roadblock in studying after the announcement was 
made that Watson Library would no longer open on Saturdays. 

"I got most of my research done on Saturdays, and I'm always busy on Sunday 
afternoons," Davis said. "Now it's a big hassle to be able to make it to the library during the 
school week." 

"Sometimes, school gets in the way of studying," Davis added "I think teachers 
lose sight of the fact that students need to study and not just do homework. It becomes 
more about the grade." 




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by Emily Deen 



ne lonely dance student warming up, stretching and pre- 
paring for yet another run through of his solo. The only 
thing in the room: a mirrored wall and a barre. 

A list of caclulations sitting in front of her, a business 
student sat, entering tedious information into the corn- 



While some students were busy memorizing formulas and reading 
lave writings, others busied themselves in a variety of other ways. 

Lori Engolia, sophomore computer information systems and business 
dministration major, used computer programs and databases for most of 
ier assignments. Most of the coursework for these classes could not be 
earned by reading a book, Engolia said. 

"Either you know it or you don't," she said. "Things have to be applied 
o make sense, not just memorized." 

Some of Engolia's studying included sitting down with a bank ledger 
nd learning how to credit and debit accounts by hand. Though the work 
^as tedious and she felt the work were dull and sometimes boring, she 
Iso felt she was being prepared for the future adequately. 

Much of the curriculum kept up with the times, however. Engolia 
ommented that much of her work was done at the computer. 

"You have to learn the programs and make sure you know what 
ou're doing," she said. "If one little period or parentheses is out of place, 
jhe program will not run. It's frustrating sometimes." 

Whereas some students, like Engolia, ran computer programs, others 
|ised large, precise equipment to slice into rat brains. 

Using this procedure, the neurobiology students were able to isolate 
portion of the brain they needed to test, Ginny Mills, senior liberal arts 
ajor, said. 

The students stained these brains with antibodies to show the recep- 
ors that were activated in the brain due to dehydration. 

"It's important for us to run experiments like this. It teaches us how to 
un experiments that we'll need to do in the future," Mills said. 

Other students found their course loads frustrating. 

"It's a lot to soak in all at once," Christopher Alley, freshman music 



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you have is to sit in the media 



at least an hour of daily prac- 
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education major, said. "Somethings, 
you can't study for. The only option 
lab and do 'Practica Musica.'" 

The other music classes required 
tice on Alley's part as well as memo- 

"Sometimes you just can't figure 
are important," Alley said. "Other 
be using this.' It's kind of like when you were in elementary school and 
learning math, and suddenly you realize why you were learning it." 

Though some classes required a lot of textbook work, Alley felt that 
many of his classes required more drilling and individual work than a text- 
book could offer. 

"Some things you just can't learn from a book," Alley said. 

Ford Haeuser, senior liberal arts and theatre major, agreed. 

"Because the arts are so varied, there's no possible way to learn what 
we do out of a textbook," Haeuser said. "As a dancer, I take dance classes 
and that's part of my studying to be a dancer. Hand-in-hand with that is 
going to the gym. I have to keep my body prepared to be a dancer. That's 
studying for me, and you just can't get that out of a book." 

Along with not being able to study as most would expect, many stu- 
dents studied in a variety of locations, as well. 

For Haeuser, sitting in a classroom, or in his bedroom even, was not 
an option for his studies. 

"It depends on what I'm studying," he said. "I like to take walks while 
I'm learning a monologue. I love going out and observing people. In a way, 
that's studying as well. I will be asked to portray different characters on 
stage, but if I don't know who the characters are, I feel like I can't truly 
represent that on stage." 

Students found many ways in which they could study. Be it learning 
how computers worked, to learning how their own bodies moved and 
worked. 

From slicing open rat brains to debiting and crediting bank account 
information by hand, there was something for everybody. 

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The state budget cuts affected students by not allowing NSU ' 
to be able to fill all of the desired employment positions, Dr. 
Chris Maggio, dean of students, said. 
Northwestern, like other Louisiana universities, had to 
request hiring employees on a case-by-case basis. 

Maggio was pleased, however, that NSU did not have to cut impor- 
tant student programs yet, and hoped to focus on having to make the least 
amount of cuts in that area. 

"It's taught us to be more efficient with what we have," he said. 

The cuts caused departments to work together to ensure efficiency 
and keep programs running. 

Aside from the state cuts, student fees helped pay for many of the 
services offered by Maggio's office. 

There were plans in motion to restructure student fees to cover ar- 
eas hurt by a lack of funds, Maggio said. For example, an increase in online 
classes caused a decrease in student funds available since the same fees 
were not included in students considered full time with online classes than 
students who paid those fees with face-to-face classes. 

NSU began working on the budget problems early to ensure the 
campus had a plan to make it through future decreases in state funds. 

'[The cuts] are causing universities to become more mission specific," 
Maggio said. 

Maggio hoped the new plans made and implemented would make 
NSU come out stronger than it was before. 

Dr. Zafer Hatahet, professor and biological sciences department 



the 
of state 
financially 

Educa- 
state, and a 
small economy 
to come, Hata- 

"It's like we're 
he said. 

Many of the "lux- 
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head, said the budget cuts could seriousl;! 

detriment academic programs, espe 

dally ones that were hands-on like) 

biology. 

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budget that could be 

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small budget along with 

could hurt Louisiana for yean: 

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killing the chicken to save the coup,' 

uries" had already been cut, and NSU wa: 
ing which essentials would need to be cuj 



next, Hatahet said. 

The most difficult part of these essential cuts were layoffs. The biol- 
ogy department had already lost two employees by the middle of the: 
spring semester. 

President Randall Webb tried to keep layoffs out of the picture for as 
long as he could, but he was still able to keep important programs running 
for the campus 

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The only scholarships that were affected were those that relied on 
he interest earned on campus endowments. The amount of money that 
ould be given to students began to decrease when the interest earned 
)n those endowments also decreased. 

NSU continued to struggle with making changes on campus to deal 
vith a decrease in state funds. 

"Louisiana has historically not spent much on education," Hatahet 
aid. 

Teachers began to be overloaded to try to cover all of the areas of 
tudy needed for the students, Hatahet continued. It was important for 
he plans made to take in mind long-term effects to hopefully avoid over- 
oading teachers to the breaking point. 

Hatahet hoped to encourage students to take action when it came 
o the budget cuts. 

"These decisions are being made by public servants," he said. "And 
he money paying for our services that is being cut comes from our taxes." 

It was hard to argue that education and income go hand-in-hand, he 
aid, which was part of his hopes for students to speak up and take action 
lfter college to ensure education would continue to prosper in the future. 

That way, once the coup is saved, there would hopefully still be some 
:hickens left in it. 

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jp^ ^J|p_ Landry, director of libraries, said. 
^Q^^Hr Budget cuts snipped away at student facil- 

ities since last fall. Watson Library was one of 
those facilities that fell victim to laying off staff 
members, cutting service programs and cutting hours. 

Watson Library had to close two hours earlier than 
usual due to the cutback, causing two hours lost from 
workers' paychecks and two hours less students could 
use the library's services, such as a quiet place to study 
and Internet access. 

In addition to shorter hours, the library was not 
open on Saturdays anymore either. 

"The bottom line is we would have to cut hours 
somewhere else if we didn't cut Saturdays," Landry said. 
The library also had to cut the number of journals by 
43 percent. It also stopped ordering new books altogeth- 
er and cancelled the books that were already ordered 
due to funds. 

But the hours and books were not their biggest 
problem. 

"We have lost 12 staff members," Landry said. "We 
haven't been able to replace positions." 

Losing staff put a strain on the library and its ability 
to service students. The library could no longer offer a 
reference section that was available as often as it used to 
be. There weren't any staff members to assist students 
when they needed help, Landry said. 

With two budget cuts nipping away at its resources, 
and another on the way, the library tried to cut the things 
f. that would affect the students the least. 

Certain supplies and reading materials were a few of 
£ the things that fell into that category. Landry wished to 
accommodate students the best she could without them 
; feeling the full-fledged effects from the budgets cuts. 
"We cut us before we cut you," Landry said. 

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long with the six different concentrations a biological sci- 
ences major could choose from, students had different 
student activities and field experiences to enhance their 
education. 

The biological science department partnered with 
Hodges Gardens State Park in Florien, La., to provide students with ex- 
perience in the field of biology for the past three years. 

Hodges Gardens had 700 acres of plants and flowers with a 
225-acre lake that provided water to multiple waterfalls. There 
were walking trails, greenhouses, camp grounds and more 
for students and visitors to enjoy while at Hodges Gardens. f • 
The department's two major goals for the partner- vN^* 
ship with Hodges Gardens were education and re 
search. Dr. Jonathan Akin included Hodges Gar- 
dens for his biology on fish and herpetology classes. 
Research began in the fall at the gardens to 
classify and determine tree characteristics, 
Dr. Zafer Hatahet, biology professor, j* 
said. By extracting DNA from certain f £\ 
trees and performing experiments vjvtk 
and tests, students could clarify what 
species of trees are in the Gardens 
Dillon Green, senior biol- 
ogy major, was a student working 
on the tree research. In the fall, 
Green, professors and other stu- 
dents spent time working on the 






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equipment needed for the research to continuePThe sample extracting 
planned to begin the first week of the spring semester. 

Green and the other researchers planned to send the informatior 
they found to the Smithsonian Institution and to other research- 
ers working on a similar project. 

"Teamwork is essential here because there are hundred; 

of thousands of species of plants to barcode," Green said. 

The Smithsonian and NSU research planned to help 

future scientists identify not only the kind of tree but the 

species level of the tree. Scientists would be able to senc 

samples of an unknown plant's DNA to the Smithsonian to 

find any matches. 

This information and research helped the gardens be- 
cause staff would know if the trees were native of Louisiana 
and how many different species were in the gardens, saic 
Hatahet. 

Green and the other student researchers took a specia 
look at an old chestnut tree on the gardens' grounds. 

"The goal with this tree is to identify it at the species 
• level," Green said. "We know it's a chestnut, but whal 
£) kind?" 

^ -A Through research and field experience, the biolog) 
>s ^ department could know and understand the Gardens 
as well as the staff. 

"We want to be the regional state representative 
at Hodges Gardens," Hatahet said. 

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The changes in technology on campus gave students an op 
portunity that students attending college 10 years ago didn' 
have; the opportunity to attend classes from their breakfasj 
table. 
Northwestern became more flexible by increasing the 
amount of degree programs available online. 

"We've had students graduate from here that had all of their courses 
online," Jarrod Sanson, PASS-port coordinator and trainer, said. 

Ayanna Hayward, part-time graduate student, knew that scheduling 
all of her classes online would be a great convenience to her busy lifestyle! 
"I wear many hats," Hayward said. "I am a working mother and wife, 
take online courses because of the benefit of not having to goto class. On- 
line classes are very efficient for me since going to class is time consuming.' 
Monday through Friday Hayward is in Natchitoches Central High 
School's business department teaching her multimedia production class 
Hayward learned she had to use time management effectively in order tc 
balance her job, her education, and the duties of being a wife and motherl 
Depending on the class, Hayward spent three hours to five hours; 
alone on homework for her online courses. She found the time for her 
studies after she put her students to work on assignments for the class. 



(Above) Ayanna Hayward prepares her students for class by writ- 
ing their assignments for the day on the board. Hayward spent her 
planning periods preparing for lectures and presentations. 




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"I wouldn't take one because I would rather 
have a teacher I can sit and listen to than just 
looking at a computer screen."-Nathaniel 
Hagan, sophomore history major 



would totally take an online course for the 
sole reason that it opens up my time during the 
day for track practice and work."-Edward Smith, 
junior psychology major 





"I wouldn't like to take an online class because 
it seems to easy to get into the habit of skip- 
ping class."- Austin Burns, junior CIS major 




"The reason why I would take an online course 
is because of its simplicity. Simply for simplic- 
ity's sake."-WilliamTreuou, sophomore English 
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would if I were [in] class."-Amy Guidry, fresh- 
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While her students were working quietly, she graded PowerPoint 
resentations and other assignments for class then she tried to put a dent 
i her own homework. 

Although Hayward believed taking online courses offered a lot of 
ros, she said there were also the cons to consider. 

"There are benefits to having online courses, but there are disad- 
antages, too," Hayward said. "If you use Blackboard to reach professors, 
ley will get back to you, but it could be 24 hours later. In the classroom, 
Redback is immediate." 

Even students who only had one online class enjoyed the benefit of 
ot having to physically sit in a classroom for that one class. 

Northwestern became accommodating for students by increas- 
ig the amount of degree programs available online. According to the 
JSU website, more than 20 accredited online degree programs were 
vailable. 

There are a lot of reasons why so many courses are going online," 
)arlene Williams, VP of Technology, Research and Economic Systems, 
aid. 

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"I wouldn't take an online class because 
I wouldn't get instant feed back from the 
teacher'-Ashley Sylve, freshman business admin- 
istration major 



"I wouldn't take an online because I procras- 
tinate way too much and I will get distracted 
by facebook."-Lashae Charleville, sophomore 
health and exercise major 






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"I would take lower level classes online because 
it opens my schedule for more important major 
classes in which lecture is more useful to me. 
However I do procrastinate."-Brandon Bolton, 
biology major 




(Above) Erica Vincent.junior psychology major, checks Blackboard 
for updates for her online physiological psychology class. 






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racebook 

a social networking website operated and 
privately owned by Facebook, Inc. Users can 
add friends and send messages, and update 
personal profiles. Additionally, users join 
networks organized by city, workplace, and 
school or college. 

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an image and video hosting Web site, web 
services suite, and online community. In ad- 
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to share and embed personal photographs, 
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in Internet search. It also generates profits 
from advertising bought on its similarly 
free-to-user e-mail, online mapping, office 
productivity, social networking and video- 
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a proprietary digital media player applica- 
tion, used for playing and organizing digital 
music and video files. The program is also an 
interface to manage the contents on Apple's 
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a business-oriented social networking site 
mainly used for professional networking. 
It allows registered users to maintain a list 
of contact details of people they know and 
trust in business. The people in the list are 
called Connections. Users can invite anyone, 
whether a site user or not, to become a 
connection. 




Two world wars, desegregation and a changing economy ■ 
fected the educational environment. As the country grew 
communication techniques evolved, and the emergence d 
social networking changed educational relationships. 
"I've found [social networking] has been very helpful 
both students contacting me and in me contacting students," Dr. Malen;' 
McLaren, assistant professor of creative and performing arts, said. 

The networks varied as greatly as the faculty and students, with all 
most everyone finding something to suit both their personal and aca 
dermic needs. 

"After I learned how Facebook was used, I thought how I could use | 
in the classroom," Lori LeBlanc, English instructor, said. 

LeBlanc found a way to academically use the social network the stu 
dents were actively engaged in. She posted links, notes and exercises re 
lating to class discussions for her students to look at inside and outside o 
the classroom. 

"I look at it as a learning network," LeBlanc said. 

Facebook was not the only social networking Web site available, bu 
teachers realized students' constantly used Facebook verses that of Black 
board or student email. 

"I know that they will receive the information or message I send if : 
send it to them using Facebook," McLaren said. 

In addition to sharing information via Facebook, the campus usee 
Twitter's 140-character microblogging capabilities usefully to communi 
cate with students and the surrounding Natchitoches community. 

"In addition to e-mail alerts, RSS feeds and the like, it gives us ye- 
another way to keep information about NSU athletics top of mind amonj 1 
supporters and potential supporters," Dr. William Broussard, assistan 1 
athletic director, said. 

The athletic department used Twitter as a constant updating net' 
work, "tweeting" information on events, student athletes and upcoming 
games. 

^Other users included President Randall Webb, Vic's Dinning Hall and 

the campus. Each posted things related to students ranging from Home 

"coming plans, ideas to improve campus dinning to general campus pres: 

releases. 

KNWD, the campus radio station, started using Twitter to get infor 
mation to the public faster. It tweeted about upcoming guests, shows anc 
campus events. KNWD found Twitter and other networking sites helpfu 
in reaching students. 

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But social media became more than simply an additional means of 
nmmunication. It also provided an outlet for instructors to reinforce the 
incepts inside the classroom. 

YouTube became a common tool among the music department. Di- 
: i:ctors and private instructors would send students to specific YouTube 
ideos to get a better feel of the music and understand how each part 
ayed into the general feel of the piece. 

Dr. Rae Osborn, biology professor, also found YouTube useful in her 
assroom. She showed clips that explained complex topics to her stu- 
snts during class. The clips ranged from the simplest biological concepts 
> Darwin's theory. 

nstructors also took the time to explain and instruct how to use 
)cial media for research, collaboration and spotlight. 

As part of the heritage resources curriculum, students completed a 
ofessional portfolio before graduating. The department taught students 
dw to make their portfolios more accessible to potential employers. 
'Some students develop an online portfolio so they can upload their 
: . deos, podcasts and more," Dr. Elizabeth Gum, associate professor of 
ritage resources, said. "We all know potential employers use Google to 
id out about folks, so we are teaching our students to be proactive and 
eate an online presence that is beneficial to them." 

Guin also used FriendFeed for some of her classes to show how social 
I ledia could be used to find resources. 

'This helps the students learn how to use the Web to conduct re- 
■ ;arch in an appropriate and critical manner," Guin said. "Students use the 
. -r Diriment feature to critically evaluate or discuss sources they have found 
.- iline." 

Despite its growing popularity, not everyone found social networking 
) be a useful tool for communicating with students. 

No matter what the medium, it is the student who decides when 
id if she or he will communicate with you," Dr. Christopher Gilliam, as- 
tant professor of creative and performing arts, said. 

Gilliam tried using networking sites for his classes, but stopped when 
iey weren't making a difference in communication. 

Now I use Blackboard exclusively so that I know I'm using the sanc- 
I oned school software and their official-given e-mail address," Gilliam said. 
Teachers who used social networking sites agreed they didn't take the 
ace of Blackboard or student e-mail. .. 

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became the most popular social network- 
ing site in the United States in June 2006. It 
enables users to post bulletins, share photos, 
join groups post comments, send mes- 
sages and participate in applications such as 
MySpace Karaoke and MySpace News. 



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a software application allowing users to 
make free voice calls over the Internet, calls 
to other users of the service and, in some 
countries, to free-of-charge numbers. Addi- 
tional features include instant messaging, file 
transfer and video conferencing. 

I witter 

a free social networking and microblogging 
service that enables its users to send and 
read messages known as tweets. Tweets are 
text-based posts of up to 140 characters 
displayed on the author's profile page and 
delivered to the author's subscribers who 
are known as followers. 



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Lpedia 

a free, web-based, collaborative, multilin- 
gual encyclopedia project supported by the 
non-profit Wikimedia Foundation. Collabo- 
rators worldwide contributed and wrote 
Wikipedia's 14 million articles (3.2 million in 
English), and almost all of the articles can be 
edited by anyone with access to the site. 

VVorcll ress 

an open source blog publishing application, 
which can also be used for basic content 
management. Its many features include a 
user-friendly workflow, a rich plug-in archi- 
tecture, and an advanced templating system. 
Used at almost 2 percent of the 1 0,000 
biggest websites, Wordpress is the most 
popular blog software in use. 

I ou lube 

a video sharing Web site where users can 
upload and share videos. Individuals have 
uploaded most of the content on YouTube, 
although media corporations including CBS, 
the BBC, UMG and other organizations offer 
some of their material via the site, as part of 
the YouTube partnership program. 




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The use of the Personal Response System, better known j| 
"clickers," became a common teaching tool in classes. 
Each device had a unique username to identify each stij 
dent to help will attendance and classroom participation. 
The instructors were able to monitor classroom pai 
ticipation with the clickers and better understand what concepts the sti 
dents didn't understand. 

This helped teachers move on with easier topics and spend mor 
time on the harder topics for students. 

At first, the clickers were mainly used for the large freshman an 
sophomore math and science classes, but professors in other subjects an 
higher levels started to move toward using the clicker system. 

"As professors realize the impact clickers can have and see the valu 
firsthand, more and more will gravitate to using them in their classes 
Mark Thompson, math professor, said. 

The clicker helped Kali Davenport, sophomore music education m; 
jor, pay more attention in class. She said she had bad habits of texting an, 
not fully listening in class. 

Although the clickers were suppose to help teachers and students i 
the classroom, not all students found the clickers helpful during class time 

Bee Guzzardi, sophomore biology major, said her biology teache! 
didn't know how to work the system, so students didn't really use them 

Overall, students seemed to agree with the effectiveness of the click 
ers. 

"It helps most people stay focused on what they are doing and acti 
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phomore business administration major, said. 

Although students disagreed on the helpfulness of the clicker, there 
emed to be an agreement on the problem of a new cost added to the 
eady expensive textbook and college tuition fees. 

The clickers ranged from $50 to $55 at the three bookstores around 
mpus. 

d have to say it hurt me financially," Davenport said. "I'm taking 
it loans as it is, and an extra 50 bucks thrown out there is an extra 50 
cks." 

Davenport said she would have spent the extra money on food or 
s. Other students said they would have used it to cover other college 
penses. 

"I had to choose between buying books or the clicker," Guzzardi said, 
o, I would have bought my books for class instead." 

Although the clicker did not cost as much as a textbook, students 
ay not have been able to sell the clickers back when they are finished 
th them. 

Management from the three NSU bookstores were all unsure if the 
vice could be reused, but if it could be, all the bookstores agreed the 
ker would be treated like a textbook when being resold. 

Even if the device could be reused, students may think before reselling 
sir clickers, because the clicker could be used in multiple courses over 
jltiple semesters. 

The technology was new to faculty and students, but it looked like the 
kers would be around for the foreseeable future. 

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Panelists included: Knsti Simms, LPS Counseling Therapist (pictured middle center); Eddie Higgmbotham, SAB 
president (pictured middle right); Dr. William Broussard, assistant professor of journalism and public relations (pictured 
above left); Kayla Wmgfield. SGA president (pictured above center); and Dr. William Housel, coordinator of social sci- 
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J^tahaving that knowledge incorporated to our everyday life," was 

^Vthe purpose of National Advancement Association for Colored 
People's second annual diversity forum, "Deeper than Black 
and White," NAACP President Ronnie Washington said. 

Around 1 10 students attended the one-hour event in November. The 
ttendees had the opportunity to ask the five panelists questions regard - 
ig diversity issues. 

The topics included were not limited to discussions about race alone, 
ut also covered diversity issues such as economics, religion, politics, gen- 
er and sexual preference. 

"The focus was really to not make it a 'black and white' issue and dig 
eeper in what we define as 'diversity'," panelist Eddie Higginbotham, se- 
ior health and exercise science major, said. 

"We are in a day in age where diversity is here and present whether 
/e like it or not," he continued. "I think that you can just tell by the de- 
"lographic of our school that we are a more diverse university that many 
chools, and I've seen a change even in the four years that I have been 
ere. With diversity, comes the need for people to be able to embrace 
ach other and learn how to mix as students, leaders, co-workers, etc. in 
>rder for our different organizations and programs to be dynamic, effec- 
ve and cater to our students needs." 

The overall atmosphere was entertaining. Student and faculty alike 
hared their enthusiasm to discuss the issues concerning race, creed, and 
ender. 

"I just had a lot of fun," panelist Dr. William Housel, associate profes- 
or of sociology, said. 

Not only did he enjoy the conversations, but he also noticed a similar 
xperience among the crowd. The participants' answers and the questions 
/ere all good, too, Housel said. 

Panelist Dr. William Broussard, assistant professor of journalism, rec- 
gnized the same sort of crowd involvement. 



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"[I got] the sense that people are interested in the topic, and that they 
are searching for ways to be conversant on such a controversial issue," he 
said. 

To bring the subject "to the masses," NAACP partnered with NSU 
News, the campus' news channel, to broadcast the forum. It played three 
times a day for about a month on channel 22. 

"This year was the improvement year," Washington said. "Last year, 
one thing we failed to do was get it to the masses. Once it was over, it was 
over, but this year it was on the TV." 

Providing the concept of what diversity entails was an important com- 
ponent of the forum. 

"Once we go out in the world, whether it be corporate America or 
what not, we're going to be faced with different issues," Washington said. 
"We're going to be working in different cultures." 

And it was these different cultures and the differences beyond black 
and white that the forum stressed. 

"The definition of diversity that I subscribe to is that of cosmopolitan- 
ism, or a kind of world citizenship, where a person possesses values, but 
is open to learning about others, and more importantly, observant of the 
importance of different values to different people," Broussard said. 

His willingness to participate in the forum showed an open mind 
when learning about others, but his reasoning to participate was short 
and simple. 

"Faculty and staff need to show their willingness to engage with and 
interact with students about such topics," Broussard said. 

Another panelist gave his reasons for including discussions of diversity 
inside the classroom and within the collegiate education. 

"You are going to encounter other people when you get out of the 
university. You should know about them," Housel said. 

Washington's comments regarding future forums were simple: "Be on 
the look out for part three." 

Tom Lawler 



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Different Paths Converge 

graduate studies at nsu 




►hat happened after 
walking the stage? What 
was left when the cam- 
era flashes stopped, 
when the graduation 
cap was removed, when the page turned to 
the next chapter of life? 

Some students applied their degrees to 
the work force, landing their "dream job." 
Others, however, took a slightly different path. 
Some students chose to continue their educa- 
tion and enroll in graduate school. 



Their journeys were different. The paths 
they took were diverse. But there was some- 
thing about Northwestern that united them all. 

Northwestern offered degree programs 
in many subject areas including English, music 
education and health and human performance, 
enticing students of all backgrounds and expe- 
riences. 

Some came for assistantships. Some came 
to gain experience before entering the work- 
force. Others came completely by accident. 

Paul Randall Adams 




Assistantships enabled many students to pursue a graduate degree. 

"The opportunity to earn money through a graduate assistantship while pursuing 
my degree is what attracted me to my current program," David Kees, health and human 
performance graduate student, said. 

Kees hoped to work for a professional baseball team after completing his studies, 
He felt that a graduate degree would help him be more competitive in the work field. 

"I have always felt that actual work experience is far more valuable than theory- 
based education," Kees said. "I believe that a master's degree will, however afford me a better 
opportunity to earn employment over someone who does not have a secondary degree." 

Whereas many students struggle through their graduate studies, Kees said that 
they were not overwhelming. 

Graduate school presented Kees opportunities that weren't available at the 
undergraduate level. 

"The opportunity to teach undergraduate classes was certainly an enjoyable dif- 
ference that graduate school presented," he said. 

Kees felt students who maintain within the boundaries of their comfort zone are 
sabotaging their chances for success in the future. 

"My advice to someone searching for grad schools is to pursue a school or 
degree that is both practical to your future goals but at the same time is as far away as pos- 
sible from what you are comfortable with," Kees said. "This ensures that you will be better 
prepared for your chosen life path while giving you the opportunity to experience things yoi 
might not have by going with a safer choice." 






The music department brought students to Northwestern from all over 
the world, providing the ideal educational experience. 

"It was the only place that resulted in an opportunity that was available 
and affordable for me," Rachel Brannan said. 

Brannan noticed differences between her undergraduate and graduate 
experiences. 

"Graduate school seems more isolated from the activities and student 
body that were present in my undergraduate schooling," Brannan said. "Since I com- 
mute to school and since most everything I do is involved in music, I do not rub 
shoulders with many students outside of the music realm." 

Studying with the professors prepared Brannan for her future in music 
education. 

"All of my music classes, flute lessons and band participation can help me 
make progress in learning more in my field of study," Brannan said. 

Brannan took a year-and-a-half break between graduating and starting 
graduate school. She said the break helped prepare her for graduate school. 

"This break was good for me because it gave me some hands-on op- 
portunities that I otherwise probably would not have had the time for if I had gone 
straight into graduate school," Brannan said. 

Brannan's experience coming to Northwestern was different than most 
students'. 

"I received my [Bachelor of Arts] in Music from Belhaven College in Jack- 
son, Miss." Brannan said. "Coming here to NSU was quite a change." 

Brannan moved around in her lifetime. She has lived in Maryland, Florida 
and Mississippi, but has found a home at Northwestern. 

"I love Natchitoches and the opportunity that I have had to meet new 
people and make some new friends," Brannan said. 





Graduate school seemed more of an accident than a 
calling for Randall Frederick, English literature graduate student. 

"Originally, I intended to take only a poetry class but [Dr. 
Lisa Abney, University Provost] convinced me to take a full term," 
Frederick said. "Two years later, I'm finishing my thesis on the role of 
nature in myth and religion." 

Frederick's greatest challenges in the program didn't 
come from academics nor the school, but arose in his personal life. 

"The difference between the [undergraduate and gradu- 
ate] programs is not especially stark, but the intensity and demands 
of personal life have been some of the greatest challenges I have 
faced," he said. 

Frederick contributed much of his success in graduate 
school to the faculty. Without them, he feared he would have quit 
the program early in the process. 

School was about more than just opening text books and 
learning facts. Frederick found that the things he learned throughout 
his process were applicable not only in the academic setting, but also 
in everyday situations. 

"I feel the program has helped me develop a more 
developed thought process and ability to critically analyze what our 
society takes for granted," Frederick said. 

Northwestern provided Frederick with the proper 
preparation for what he desired to do after graduate school, he said. 

"If I could offer any advice to someone seeking further 
education, it would be to prepare themselves." 




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ng a 

Raymond Strother was awarded an honorary doctorate of humane let- 
ters to political strategist during Fall Commencement Exercises. 

Strother attended NSU on a track scholarship and lettered two years. 
He transferred to LSU where he became advertising director and then editor of the 
Daily Reveille. While attending LSU he was the night reporter and photographer for 
the Associated Press. 

His master's thesis, written in 1 965 (The Political Candidate and the Ad- 
vertising Organization), predicted that media and not organization would dominate 
future political campaigns. He was correct until Barack Obama's 2008 presidential 
campaign. 

Strother has been the media producer and consultant for dozens of U. S. 
Senators and scores of House members. He worked on the presidential campaigns 
of both Gary Hart and Al Gore. Strother has produced media for I 6 gubernatorial 
campaigns including four for Bill Clinton. He worked in the Vice Presidential and Sen- 
ate campaigns for Sen. Lloyd Bentsen. 

He won awards for long form documentaries for civil rights heroes, John 
Lewis and Bentsen 

Strother is m the Long Purple Line and the LSU Journalism Hall of Fame. 
He served as both president and chairman of the board of the American Associa- 
tion of Political Consultants, and in 1 999 was a resident fellow at the Institute of Poli- 
tics at Harvard University. In 2004, he was named the first honorary Fellow at the 
University of Akron. In November 2007, an exhibit depicting his life was dedicated in 
the Hall of Notable People in the Gulf Coast Museum. In 2008, he was inducted into 
the American Association of Political Consultants Hall of Fame. That year he was a 
Fellow at the Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas. He held the Erbon 
W. and Mane Wise Endowed Chair in Journalism at Northwestern in 2007-08 and 
2008-09. 

While the Endowed Chair, Wise taught a journalism course each semes- 
ter. And to which he learned a valid lesson and shared is as the commencement 
speaker during the graduation ceremonies. 




"I like students," he said.'And I have been involved in classrooms at LSU, 
NSU, Harvard, George Washington, Akron, the University of Kansas and others. I say 
this only to explain a revelation I had one day when I was harassing my 1 3 students 
d concise writing. I suddenly realized that any of these I 3 could 
• any of those other universities. But they did not know it. 
• 'Iidn't know it because we are constantly told there are better 
ter people, and we can't compete. 

boxes and try to contain us by stereotypes. 
White people are smarter than black people. Women can't do math. 
• nd people who have a Southern accent or go 
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At the end of each semester, music played. Speakers spoke 
Family and friends searched for the best seats to watc! 
their loved ones walk across the coveted stage, all of whicl 
was done in celebration. Celebration of the hard worl< 
long hours and dedication each graduate put toward hi: 
or her diploma. 

"Suffice to say that I was excited, relieved and nervous, but most of a 
I was proud," joe Evans, summer heritage resources graduate, said. 

Evans experienced the feelings of accomplishment as he sat with hi 1 
fellow graduates and waited for President Randall Webb to award ther 
their diplomas during the commencement ceremony. 

Each graduate experienced the same rituals and traditions durin 
commencement, but often what they took away was as different as theij 
paths toward graduation. 

This year, one graduate continued his tradition of leaving his mark oil 
students. 

Raymond Strother, the Wise Endowed Chair of Journalism, receive'! 
an honorary doctorate degree during the fall ceremonies. He joined thl 
graduates in walking across the stage, and as the keynote speaker, left eac 
student with a few words of advice. He spoke of the future and possibili 
ties the young graduates had ahead. 

"Mr. Strother has taught at many prestigious universities and stateJ 
that students and the knowledge gained in those institutions are no bette 
than what he has seen coming out of NSU," Evans said. 

Strother's speech impacted the way some graduates looked towan 
their future. 

"I believe Mr. Strother's intent was to show that it's not what yo: 
sound like or where you're from that determines your intelligence, th| 
validity of a degree or self-worth, but the degree of which a person 
satisfied with themselves and their accomplishments," Evans said. "You arl 




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jol /ho you are, and there's no changing that." 

Regardless of who spoke or what was said, there was one part of 
r aduation each graduate enjoyed the most. 

My favorite part was the end," Madeline Morrow, spring music grad- 
ate, said. "I was glad to be done with my undergraduate work, and it was 
xciting to get to hold the actual degree." 

By earning a diploma, each graduate took his or her graduation with 
"lem each and every day. 

Some went on to work and gain experience. Others continued in 
! :hool to further their knowledge and education. But others were not 
ble to achieve their after-graduation goals. 

"At the time that I graduated, I wasn't planning to take a year off, but 

graduate assistantship I was hoping to receive didn't come through," 

lorrow said. "It ended up not being financially smart to go right into grad 

:hool. As difficult as it was to make the decision to take time off, I'm 

retty happy with the way things have turned out." 

Evans returned to NSU to earn a master's in heritage resources. He 
{ ad big plans, and decided graduate school was the best place to help 
lake his plans become reality. 

"I know that the MAHR program here at NSU will help me greatly 
long my path," Evans said. "And I am very thankful for the faculty and staff 
f the program and to the help that they've given me." 

Despite all the all-nighters, cups of coffee and time spent in front of 
ooks, in the end, the diploma and future ahead was worth all the work, 
e said. 

"All in all and regardless of the roads that I had to travel, I was a gradu- 
te in a degree that I wanted for all the reasons that I wanted it for," Evans 
aid. "I had an unstoppable future ahead of me." 

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Fast Tracked 

Michael Silver, spring business a .rhieved a goal not many 

undergraduates achieve: he gn i< h i< iu ■■ I with a b > 4 ein two /> 

Why did you decide to graduate in two years? 

I did not really decide or intend to graduate m a shorter amount of time, but 
when I saw that it was possible, I did not see any reason not to do it. 

What did you do to achieve this goal? 

I took between 1 9-24 hours each normal semester and 1 0- 1 2 in summer 



Did you decline invitations to parties, social gatherings, or anything 
to study or work on schoolwork? 

I did not really decline invitations, but rather planned my time wisely. I am 
involved in several other work activities & referee soccer all the time. Other 
than those events, I just had time on my hands. 

Were you involved in any organizations? 

I was a photographer for The Current Sauce and yearbook my first year and 
served as Photo Editor of The Current Sauce spring semester of my first year 
I was the Business Manager of The Current Sauce for the fall and spring of my 
second year I was a member of Beta Gamma Sigma and Phi Kappa Phi Honor 
Societies. 

Off of campus, I served as Secretary of Cenla Soccer Referees Association, 
and officiated soccer at Recreational, Division I, Premier, High School and Col- 
legiate levels. I also worked at a clothing store. 

How did you balance your school load with a social life? 

In general, I would try to get as far ahead as possible. I would work on proj- 
ects well in advance and plan it out. I would do mass projects on Sundays to 
get ahead. 

Do you feel like you were able to experience the "college life"? 

For what I call "college life," I was able to experience it. Others may not have 
considered it such. I must stay busy to be happy. I am not big on idle time. 

What were your feelings on graduation day? 

I think I felt fine. I was excited, but not really relieved or nervous. It was like 
another day except I now had a college degree. 

How did you celebrate your graduation? 

I went to dinner with my family in Alexandria. 

What was your favorite part at graduation? 

I think my favorite part was having my grandfather hand me my diploma on 
the stage. (Grandfather pictured with Michael and President Randall Webb.) 

What are you doing after graduation? 

I work as the Business Manager forTurnerTeleco-Alexandria, a business tele- 
communications company. I started working on my masters, but am currently 
not taking any classes. I plan on resuming this summer or fall. 




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lie man 

The "Peveto Promise" echoed across Natchitoches as season 
ticket holders renewed their seats, but as the saying goes, a "promise is 
only as good as the man who made it." 

Bradley Dale Peveto returned home to the Demons as head 



"Even though we're not where we want to be, I feel really good 
about it in my heart," Peveto said. "[We need to] stay focused, and it will 
work out in the end." 

But not everyone had the same faith in the program. Halfway 
through the season, a reporter called the ex-LSU football coach to ask if 
he missed playing at LSU where "they won games." 



football coach after an I I -year hiatus. 

"I love Northwestern State," he said. "I love our kids. I 
love being back. I love what we're doing." 

But it wasn't just the atmosphere and cooking that 
drew Peveto toward NSU. After coaching at some "unstable 
institutions," Peveto returned home comforted by the 
administration. 

"A strong administration is the foundation of a 
football program," he said. "If it's not stable, you don't have a 
chance." 

He continued to explain how he liked the 
stability from "President Webb to [Athletic Director] 
Greg Burke." 

"NSU has always had a tradition of 
football, tough players and players that play hard," 
Peveto said. And it was that "hard nose" football 
program he enjoyed. 

The Demons shot for wins and 
championships, but Peveto's concentration 
was on doing the right things. 

"[We are going] to take care 
of our academics, be respectful, old- 
fashioned on the field and in the 
classroom," he said. "The right things 
from A-Z." 

But it wasn't the 
Demons' actions off the field ^A 

that caught fans' attentions. ^ 

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"This is my team," he responded. "The most important game 
is at NSU. [There is] no other place I'd rather be. It was a slower 
start than what I wanted, but if we stay tough good things are going 
to come." 

"Your circumstances don't make you, they only determine 
what you do next," he continued. "Leadership is gained by how well 
we handle adversity. Anybody can lead when things are going well." 
Peveto practically grew up on the football field. He lived 
on a campus most of his life and was usually within "throwing 
distance" of the field house. 

"[Football] is in my blood," he said. "I love 
the spirit and the camaraderie." 

The self-proclaimed "field house rat" 
grew up loving the game alongside his three 
brothers and has continued that football 
tradition with his family. 

Peveto's wife, Melissa, and their 
two children, Payton, 7, and Jacob, 4, joine 
the team and could be seen on the 
sidelines during not only the games, but 
practices as well. 

It was the family atmosphen 
that the Demons grew to expect out 
of football this season. 

Bethany Frank 






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Above: I he team gathered togc: Right: Head Coach Bradley Dale Peveto with 

e to pray together. The team finished each his wife, Melissa, and their two children, Payton, 7, 

practice with a prayer. and Jacob. 4„ Peveto's family joined the team 

and could be seen on the sidelines cheering 

on the Demons during not only the games, but 

practices as well. 




adley Dale Peveto 





e reveto rue 

Year at NSU: 4th (1st since l c 
Birthdate: Dec. 28, 1962 
Hometown: Beaumont, Texas 
High School: Orangefield (Texas) 
College: SMU, '87 

Playing Experience 

1982-86 SMU (defensive back) 

Coaching Experience 

1987 Trinity Valley Community College (secondary) 
1988-91 Stephen F, Austin (defensive line, linebacker, secondary, spe- 
cial teams coordinator) 

1992-93 Southern Miss (outside linebackers, special teams coordina- 
tor) 

1994-95 Arkansas (linebackers, special teams coordinator) 
996-98 Northwestern (La.) State (defensive coordinator, linebackers) 
999-2002 Houston (secondary/co-defensive coordinator) 
2003-04 Middle Tennessee (defensive coordinator, secondary, line- 
backers) 
2005- 09 LSU (special teams coordinator, linebackers) 



Left: The coaches gather to discuss any issues 
that await them for Saturday's game.The 
coaches met each Saturday after joining the 
players for a team breakfast, prayer and "men- 
tal" practice. 



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t happens every year. ( For the last game of the season, the 
Demon football team fe pitted against thg Lumberjacks o 
Stephen F. Austin in an all out 'Battle for Chief Caddo." 
But this year, it was more than a fight for the seven-foot- 
six, 320-pound statue. 
It was a fight to avoid what has never been done in the his- 
tory of Demon football. It was a fight to win for the first time all l 
season and avoid a wmless year. The Demon football team was 
unable to escape their inevitable fate in the 19-10 defeat handed 
to them by the Lumberjacks, giving the Demons their first ever- 
winless season with a record of 0- 1 1 . 

"All of our goals was set to win the Southland Conference 
Championship," Isaiah Greenhouse, senior general studies major, 
said. " We had hopes of going undefeated or only having one loss 
but things turned out to be the complete opposite." 

Greenhouse explained that his unforgettable senior season 
was full of bad breaks that were sometimes avoidable. 

"Sometimes it was one or two mistakes that cost us the 
game," Greenhouse said. " If we played 44 of the 50 snaps at full 
speed, those six plays were usually big plays that would have been 
stopped if we didn't mess up." 

The Demons had a handful a close games that could have gone 

ISU. 

The Demons' first home game of the season was against the 

/ of North Dakota. NSU rallied back to bring the game 

ontest. On the final Demon drive to win 

napped the ball over the head of quarter- 





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back Tyler Wolfe, ruining the Demons' last chance to win the game. 

For homecoming, the Demons hosted the Bobcats of Texa; 

State University. TSU defeated NSU 20-17 but the game was ever 

closer than the three-point differential. The deciding points came 

with on 1:55 left in the game when TSU kicker Justin Garelicl- 

nailed a 21-yarder. NSU still believed and pushed the ball to the 

Bobcats 39-yard line, but was thwarted by a sack and a droppeC 

pass followed by and unsuccessful fourth-down conversion. 

The Demon football team faced adversity every week and 
had to find ways to stay motivated despite the ending results. 

"The seniors always tried to keep everybody's heads up,' 
Greenhouse said. " We just got ready for the next game by focusing 
on the mistakes and grew hungrier for that first win." 

Kasey Brown, senior accountant major, positively described thi 
season in one word; "togetherness." 

"Every game was hard fought but the results were the same 
Brown said. " Instead of us falling apart and pointing the finger, we 
stayed together." 

Brown believes that if any fingers should be pointed, it should be 
pointed at the players and not the coaches. 

Next season, the Demon football team will have plenty to prove 
Greenhouse believes that the team is still loaded with talent anc 
with a good recruiting class, the Demons will have a great shot at| 
conference championship. 

limmie Walker 



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sity at New Orleans.The Demons went on to route to the Knights 92-( 

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sity of Texas-A&M Corpus Chnsti. Hancock scored nine points on 60 percent shooting agair 

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The basketball team saw an unusual low last season, finishing 
with an overall record of 1 1 -20. The Demons conference re- 
cord of 3- 1 3 did not grant them the opportunity to compete 
in the Southland Conference tournament a place that was 
considered home to Demon Basketball. 
"I was visiting this school well before I enrolled and seeing all the 
previous teams make it to conference was amazing," Sophomore Point 
Guard Dominic Knight, general studies major, said. "It was a humbling 
experience to not make it this year. Next year will be different." 

Not reaching the conference tournament was disappointing to fans, 
players and coaches alike. 

"I expected to go back to the conference championship," Junior 

I Damon Jones, business administration major, said. "We thought it 

utnded to us, but things didn't go that way." 

ced many obstacles that seemed impossible to overcome. 

d as any team we've put on the floor," Head 



Coach Mike McConathy said. "But the level of talent made things frustra 
ing." 

McConathy added that the most talented teams are not the be 
ones, but it's the teams that work well together on and off the court. 

Assistant Coach Mark Slessinger believes that the team just had 
string of a tough luck. 

The Demons were over .500 heading into conference and lost k( 
games that put them in an insurmountable rut. 

"Offensively we couldn't score," Knight said. "We would play gre 
defense, and then get on offense and just couldn't produce." 

The Demons averaged 70.6 points per non-conference games ar 
66.9 per conference games. 

"Our inability to score points hurt us," McConathy said. "We playtf 
strong defense but didn't offensively rebound well." 

While last season seemed to be a nightmare, it didn't go witho : 
memorable moments. 




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Knight's biggest moment was bittersweet. It was a loss, but it showed 
mpses of what Demon basketball should be. 

"We played Miami (OH) twice last season," Knight said. "The first 
as a blowout, and the second was a loss as well, but we never backed 
)wn and kept fighting." 

That game appeared to be a turning point for Demon basketball, but 
lother blow struck the team. Freshman Guard Dwayne Watkins tore his 
3L and left the team with less depth. 

The Demons then fell short of a victory by one point, with the final 
ore being 68-69. 

For Jones, the biggest game of the year was against Central Arkansas. 

"I scored 36 points, and we won," Jones said. "It was a team effort, 
id we got it done." 

It was the Demons' first SLC victory, and it could not have come at 
better time. The Demons were on an eight-game losing streak, losing 
ugh games to Southeastern, Nicholls and Texas A&M Corpus Christi. 



"We found a different way to be successful," McConathy said. "We 
out-rebounded UCA and got it done." 

Kalem Porterie and Will Mosley began to become recognized pres- 
ences in the low post. 

"Porterie had a breakout stretch and solidified his positions as a low 
post scoring option and as a leader of the team," Slessinger said. 

Slessinger added that Mosley should have been the Freshman of the 
Year. Mosley was a defensive force to be reckoned with in the paint ac- 
cumulating 76 blocks and 39 steals on the year. He averaged 8.5 rebounds 
per game and shot 67 percent from the field. 

The Demon Basketball team expects a different turn of events next 
season, adding key players to help out the core-returning players. 

"Anytime you have a difficult year, you refocus on what allowed you 
to have a successful tenure," McConathy said. "This time around we are 
taking the family approach and pulling together." 

limmie Walker 



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adversity 

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photo by Gary Hardamon 



The Lady Demon Basketball team 
discovered the hard way that they 
are not immune to the "injury bug." 
The Lady Demons demonstrated 
how tough they were and overcame 
huge obstacles. 

The team finished with an overall record 
of 18-13, 9-7 in conference play, which granted 
them another trip to the Southland Conference 
Tournament 

The injury-plagued Lady Demons made it 
to the semifinals of the SLC tournament, a step 
further than the previous year. 

Junior Forward Sherrion Thomas and Junior 
Guard Lyndzee Greene believe that the team 
chemistry and team unity helped make it to an- 
other level in spite of having to use their guards 
in the post. 

"We are great friends on and off the court," 
Greene, junior hospitality management and tour- 
ism major, said. "When one player falls, everyone 
comes to the aid of that person. 

"Coach Graf always expected us to fight 

: dig deep no matter how the game turned 

'•ene continued. "We had injuries during 



conference and had to readjust, but she instilled 
in us how important it was to overcome adver- 
sity." 

Preseason workouts got the Lady Demons 
ready for things of that nature. 

"It was my first year, and I had to get adjust- 
ed to the speed and adapt to the level of play," 
Thomas, junior biology major, said. 

Greene added that preseason workout was 
the hardest time for them, but it helped them 
out in the end. 

The Lady Demons' hard work paid off and 
left an unforgettable moment in the minds of 
each player. 

"Winning our first conference tournament 
game has to be the most memorable moment to 
me," Greene said. "Every year we would always 
get to the conference tournament but never 
make it out of the first round." 

The Lady Demons beat in-state rival South- 
eastern University Lady Lions 51-45. It was the 
third time the two teams faced each other and 
only one week after the Lions defeated the Lady 
Demons in the last game of the regular season. 

Greene attributed the win against the Lions 



in the SLC tournament to an attitude adjustmen 

The Lady Demons ignored the big pictur 
and focused on the game directly in front 
them, she added. 

"We knew we could beat them," Green 
said. "We had to mentally prepare ourselve 
to overcome the hurdle, and we just was tire! 
[from] losing the first game.' 

It was the team's first tournament victor 
since the 2004-05 season. 

After escaping the first round, the Lady De 
mons faced the University of Texas at San An 
tonio, the team that defeated them in the firs 
round of the previous tournament. 

The Lady Demons fought back after a rougj 
start and took a one-point lead after being dowj 
21-2. 

Despite having standout Freshman Guar 
Demetria White and Junior post player Courtne 
Shead scoring in double figures, UTSA knockei 
out the Lady Demons for a second year in a rov 

1 homas said the experience and toug 
times they faced this year will better prepan 
them for a run at the championship next seasod 

limmie Walke 



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Opposite page: 

Guard Brooke Shepherd, 
sophomore biology major, 
average 8.9 points and 2.8 
rebounds per game in the 
2008-2009 season. 
Far left: Guard 
Anna Cate Williams, 
unior health and human 
performance major, and 
forward Brittany Kmlaw, 
sophomore general stud- 
ies major; double teaming 
a Sugar Bear from the 
University of Central Ar- 
kansas. The Lady Demons 
were victorious over 
UCA.72-61. 
Left: Point Guard 
Demetna White led the 
Lady Demons in scoring, 
averaging I 1 .3 points per 
game. 

Below: The Lady De- 
mons finished the season 
with a record of 18-1 3. 



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This season the Demons did more than succeed on the 
field, they also excelled in the classroom. 
Many players earned academic awards during the sea- 
son, including three players who received All-Academic 
honors and one who was named CoSI DA/ESPN Academ- 
ic All-District. 

Outfielder Jordan Nipp, First Baseman Justin O'Neal and Third 
Baseman Joe Urtuzuastegui, were awarded Southland Conference(SLC) 
All-Academic honors in June. The trio each had a GPAof 3.0 and above, 
as well as an excellent field record. 

Nipp was also the recipient of the CoSIDA/ESPN Ac- 
ademic All-District and a prestigious SLC scholarship. 
He was one of two student athletes to be awarded the scholarship in 
the past three years. 

Nipp maintained a 3.977 GPA in biology and graduated Summa 
Cum Laude. He was honored for the scholarship in May at the league's 
annual spring meetings in Galveston, Texas. 

Several other players received athletic honors, including pitcher 
Chad Sheppard, who won All-American and All-Ping! Freshman hon- 
ors. Joe Urtuzuastegui, Justin O'Neal, Chase Lyles and Chad Sheppard 
were named to the All-Louisiana team. Lyles was named National and 
SLC Hitter of the Week in May. 

Urtuzuastegui and Jimmy Heard signed a professional contracts 
with the Shreveport- Bossier Captains. 

Despite their efforts, the Demons were eliminated from the 
SLC Tournament. They lost 9-7 to Southeastern Louisiana Uni- 
versity. 

"We still have a young team," Second Baseman Chase 
Lyles, senior general studies major, said. "I believe we'll do a 
lot better than last year." 

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milestone and was named 2009 team batting champion after averaging .373 for the season. He earned his 
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lrop:The Demon Baseball team finishes the season with a record of 26-26. 
iottom: Infielder Joe Urtuzuastegui, senior political science major sliding back into first base to avoid 
lie pickoff. Urtuzuastegui finished the season with a batting average of .37 1 , and he also had eight home 
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jTeam struggles 

rocky innings 

'^f* ^m' Last season was not great for sure," Pitcher Kelee Grimes, 
l^jW JR» sophomore business administration major, said. "But it was 
|WW^ definitely an experience. Experience to grow from and learn 
from." 

As a freshman on the team, Grimes led the team in strike- 

' >uts with 1 18 and also led innings pitched at 184.2 for the Lady Demons. 

"She throws to the fire," Coach Donald Pickett said in reference to 

.-primes. "She grew up pretty fast and gave everything she had, but she 

lliidn't get backed up." 

The Lady Demons finished the season 5-45. 

"We did what we could do, and sometimes that's just not good 
jWnough," Picket said. 

"We were doing the right things," he continued. "[We] go out and 
■pake a big splash, and we are excited about the next few years and ev- 
iJrything we will be able to accomplish." 

The young team comprised eight returning players and 10 new play- 
L ;rs, with only three seniors. 

ImI Senior Outfielders Cary Bruno and Brittany Card led the team 
1f{ i speed and leadership, according to Pickett. And senior 3rd Baseman 
\manda Jameson, starting 48 games, was in the middle of the lineup and 
top hitter last year with 27 hits and eight doubles. 

Samantha Roberts led the team in doubles with 1 1 throughout the 
eason. 

Tiffany Ward, Leslie Johnson and Randi Stuard started each game, 
tuard proceeded to lead the Lady Demons in hits and stealing 1 1 bases 
hroughout the season. 

It was a tough season, Pickett said. "Whatever could happen did hap- 
ien." 

"It was an uphill battle," he said. "The kids responded to that and gave 
s effort all year long." 



"It's easy to change attitude and not come out to work everyday," 
Pickett continued. "[But] they worked hard all the way through the sea- 
son." 

The won-loss record was hard to get through, Pickett said, but he was 
confident in the team's ability to continue to grow. 

"Perhaps most important was the approach Coach Pickett took with 
the players during what was a difficult season," Athletic Director Greg 
Burke said. "He was very much an 'encourager' and coached with the idea 
that he was going to make the 2009 season the best possible for the three 
seniors and establish a good foundation for the morale and psyche of the 
underclassmen." 

Pickett joined the team late in the summer and was unable to ac- 
tively participate in the recruitment process for the 2008-2009 season. 
But since his hiring, he signed nine players for the 2009-2010 season, and 
has actively worked on recruiting for the 20 II - 1 2 and 20 1 2- 1 3 seasons. 

"There are no short cuts in the recruiting process," Burke said. "You 
have to be willing to invest time and energy into the process, and Coach 
Pickett has done just that." 

"Coach Pickett brings to the program a level of maturity and a sense 
of professionalism that will be positive for our student-athletes, our ath- 
letic program, and for our university and community," Burke continued. 

The Lady Demons walked away from this season learning a lot and 
looking toward their goals. 

You might not obtain your goals every year, Pickett said. 

"[You] look at the kids and know they've improved," he continued. 
"Know they've gotten better — players and person — that's success. Be- 
cause if we do those things, the wins and loses will take care of them- 
selves." 

Bethany Frank 



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Opposite page: ! Greer freshmen health and exercise science major competing in 

the high jump event at the NSU Invitational. 

Right top: o r general studies major, preparing to start his leg of the 4X1 00 

meter Hill ran the 4X 1 00 on rare occasions and only as an alternate. 

Right Middle: Corey Jones, senior computer information science major in the middle of 

ot put throw. Jones finished second in the SLC indoor championships. 

Right Bottom: Cody Fillinich, senior business major, throwing the Javelin in the NSU In- 

h finished the season as a member of the NCAA All-Amencan track team. 

Left Top: Daniel Yarbrough, senior industrial engineering major about to release the 

hammer in the hammer-throw competition. Yarbrough finished second in the weight-throw 

event in the SLC Indoor Championships. 

Right Bottom: Mike Green, junior general studies major, running the final leg of the 

4X400 relay. Green and his teammates finished third in the NCAA Midwest regional in the 

4X400 relay event.. 






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The Demons avoided tough obstacles and showcased their athletic 
bility beyond expectations. All-American, All-Louisiana and Southland 
Conference honors found a home with many members of the Demons' 
quad. 

All-American honors landed in Demon territory via Javelin Thrower 
Cody Fillinich, senior business administration. Fillinich earned his fourth All- 
\merican honors placing eighth in the NCAA Outdoor Championships. 

Fillinich snagged the honor with a throw of 225-1 feet, more than 14 
;et shorter than his personal best of 239-10 feet, which was also the best 
nark in the state. 

The men's 4x400 meter relay team of Michael Batts, Jamie Emery, 
-hris Pearson and Mike Green shocked the conference with their per- 
Drmance. The relay team was ranked third in the state with a recorded 
me of 3:08.08 at the NCAA Midwest Regionals, which earned them 
vll-Louisiana honors. The team fell just short of making it to the NCAA 
Championships. 

"It was a heartbreaker knowing that you have enough talent, but not 
lake it because of a technicality," Jamie Emery, sophomore industrial en- 
neering major, said. 

The 4x400 relay team had to use an alternate runner in the NCAA 
jlidwest Regional because an original leg had school-related problems. 

Stuff happens," Green, junior industrial technology engineering ma- 
' x said. "We didn't use our full potential and because of that, we didn't 
each nationals." 

Green also made the All-Louisiana team in the open 400 with the 
ite's third best time of 46. 1 7. 

I'm happy I made All-Louisiana team," Green said. "I'm glad to put 



NSU on the map." 

That time helped him punch a ticket to regionals in the open 400 
event. He missed nationals by one place. 

Green explained that being that close and not making it to nationals 
made him much hungrier for the next time. 

"It was a very nice feeling to say you're one of the best in the state, 
but we wanted to be one the best in the nation," Emery said. 

For Green, being the underdog doesn't mean anything. 

" People don't think we can run. We are just as good and just as fast 
as anyone else," Green said of his team. 

Junior Hurdler Mike Hill and Seniors Chris Pearson and Corey Jones 
made the All-Louisiana team in their individual specialties. 

Hill, junior general studies major, was ranked second best in the state 
with his personal best of 13.95 in the 1 10 meter hurdles 

Jones, senior computer information systems major, ranked third in the 
shot put event with his personal best of 55-10 % feet. 

Pearson, senior Business Administration major, ran the third-best 
time in the state in the 800 meters with the time of 1:51.70. 

Competition among teammates fueled the men's track team to reach 
marks that nobody believed were possible. 

"The competitions we had on a daily basis against one another made 
us work harder," Emery said. 

He explained that everyone wanted bragging rights and that competi- 
tive nature translated against other schools. The Demons expect nothing 
less than the same next season. 

"Expect nothing short of nationals with All-American honors to go 
along with that," Green said confidently of his teammates. 

limmie Walker 



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►ith a few new faces and some old ones, the wom- 
en's track team, despite some injuries, finished the 
2009 outdoor track-and-field season on the right 
foot. 

"We had a couple people get dinged 
up this season, but we had a few freshmen that stepped up and filled in 
quite nicely," Assistant Coach Haley Blount said. "It really makes me ex- 
cited about our future knowing that these freshmen are going to be on the 
team for a while." 

The freshmen that stepped up were Chantel Bratton and Leslie Jor- 
dan. They had to fill some of the holes left by Trecey Rew, Brittany Culotta 
and Redd Williams, who all had to sit out last season or were unable to 
perform in a meet due to injury. 

"We knew coming in that we were going to have a bigger role on 
this team than most freshmen. It was actually one of the bigger selling 
points for me," Leslie Jordan, freshmen journalism major, said. "The thing 
I'm most excited about was the fact that I was able to actually do well on 
the collegiate level. It is much different than high school, but I surprised 
myself." 

Jord.. i M3 collegiate track meets were the NSU Relays and the 

lowboy Relays. She participated in the shot put and discus throw events. 
^JSU Relays she placed second in the shot put and discus throws 
10-5.50 feet and 130-2 feet, respectively. 



However, in her second collegiate event, she placed first in the sho 
put competition with a throw of 41-1 1.5 feet. She also placed second ii 
the discus throw. 

"I was really glad to go out there and perform that well," Jordan saic 
"I can't lie, I was really nervous, but I was able to remember all the practic 
ing I have done and did really well. I was proud of myself." 

During the SLC championships, she finished fourth in shot put ani 
eighth in the discus throw, ending her season just short of qualifying fo 
the NCAA track meet. 

Chantel Bratton also had a good showing in her first track meet. A 
the NSU Relays she beat out her own teammate in the shot put competi 
tion, making it her only first place throughout the season. 

The women's track team also had a few members compete in th< 
NCAA Mid-East Regional completion. Dejon Griffin in the hammerthro\A 
and the 4X100 meter team, composed of Amanda Freeman, Jazmen Wil 
liams, Jessica Tuck and Anna Forrest, all competed in the NCAA Mid-Eas 1 
Regional track meet. 

The 4X100 team finished the regional meet in 13th place, while Grif 
fin finished 14th. 

"We had a real good showing, and it excites me that we will only ge 
better from here," Blount said. 

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ne step in front of the other 

pushing forward 



,ou keep pushing one foot in front of the other as your legs 
become heavier. Even the gentle breeze feels like a forceful 
gust of wind against your body. Your breathing has formed 
its own pattern, and you could almost sing to it if you had 
enough air left in your lungs to speak. Less than a mile to 
.o, you're almost finished. Each step is fueled as much by your mental 
[ndurance as your physical. 

You can see the finish line and begin to increase your pace. Almost 

lere. Your breathing becomes heavier along with your legs. Almost there. 

Ibu start going faster. You have to catch that runner just ahead of you. 

he crowd's cheers flow to your ears as you broach the finish line. Almost 

You go faster, and it hurts even more. You've almost got it, just a 

ttle faster. 

Now, you're side by side. You've both pushed your bodies to their 
1'hysical limit. Now it's a test of mental strength. You have to show you 
want it more. Almost there. You push yourself harder, faster and into 
Inore pain. Almost there. You gain on him by a mere stride's length, but 
l:'s just enough. You lay out every inch of energy left inside and run as fast 
])f a sprint as you can across the finish line. 

You made it, you think to yourself as you throw your hands on top 
lour head to catch your breath. As you try to regulate your breathing 



again, you stagger away from the finish line while trying not to puke. 

This activity is one that would make many people wonder who in 
their right mind would willingly put themselves through such an ordeal. 

"It's definitely a sport that a lot of people don't appreciate because 
they don't understand what it takes," Head Coach Haley Blount said. "Dis- 
tance runners understand what each other are going through and bond." 
The Demon runners bonded in Blount's third year coaching the cross- 
country team, which is a change from the previous years when there was 
a different coach each year. 

"It's almost like a break up when a coach leaves, and it's hard on 
the team," Blount said. 

Rebuilding a program that seemed neglected was her biggest 
challenge coming in, Blount said, but the Demons proved her efforts were 
worth it. The team went from winning one meet over the two previous 
seasons to the Lady Demons taking home three victories of the seven 
meets they attended last season. 

Blount said the mam difference was the leadership aspect. The 
team elected team captains and co-captains. 

The team didn't have an off-season since they continued training 
year round, and many of them ran distance races in track. 

Andrew Bordelon 




Rough Terrain 

fall short after successful start 



Despite a record of I I -9 and not making it to the Southland Conference tournament, the 

Lady Demon Soccer team elevated their game higher than many past teams. The Lady 

Demons had their best start in the program's history, winning their first five games of the 

season. 

"Nine of us stayed all summer. We lifted weights 3 times a week and ran," forward Chelsey 

Gbbs, senior hospitality management major said. "We came in strong and ready to go." 

Gibbs was one of the many senior leaders on the team. She led the team with nine goals, 20 
points, 56 shots, 29 shots on goals and four game-winning goals. Gibbs along with defender 
Chelsea Brozgold, senior health and exercise science major, made second All-SLC team. 

The Lady Demons soccer team didn't just have a single biggest strength this past season. 

"We relied heavily on our strengths for every game," defender Lacie Hughes, senior 
psychology major said. "When we were able to pass the ball effectively and communicate, we 
became unbeatable." 

10 of the teams' I I wins were shutouts thanks to the aggressive play on both sides of the ball. 

"I never had a coach that stressed being physical like Coach Mitchell," said Gibbs. "He knew 
that injuries were apart of the game and made us be physical in practice because it translates 
to the real game." 

The Team's first lost came to Mississippi State. 



The undefeated Bulldogs outshot the Demons 16-13 and handed the team its first lost witl 
the final score being 2- 1 . "We knew they were going to be a good opponent," Gibbs said." 
We felt we could beat them but we didn't play our best." 

For Gibbs, the loss at the hands of the Bulldogs brought the team together and motivated 
them to dominate the rest of the competition. 

"Our team chemistry was rocky in the past," Hughes said." But now we were a team on ani 
off the field." 

The Lady Demons rose through the ranks and at one point was ranked 54 th . 

The team struggles in conference play The Lady Demons lost five out of nine games and 
were unable to receive a bid to the conference tournament. 

For Hughes, most of the losses were because of the team's weaknesses and not because th< 
team was better 

"As a team, it was hard for us to finish and capitalize on the scoring opportunities," Hughes 
said." When that happens, we would play to the skill level of the competition and not pass 
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^or the first time in five seasons, The Lady Demons Volleyball 
team missed the Southland Conference Tournament. The 
'team finished with conference record of 2-14 and an overall 
record of 3-21. 

The Lady Demons lost their first seven games of the 
season. The team's first win didn't come until they faced the University 
of Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns in the NSU Tournament. 

"The season didn't start out like we all expected it to," outside hit- 
ter Yelena Enwere, senior health and human performance major, said. "It 
was good to get that first win out of the way." 

523 people came to watch the Lady Demons defeat ULL in straight 
sets: 25-20, 26-24, 25-23. 

It was the Lady Demon's best night of the season so far as they hit 

.256 percent from the floor and nailed 48 kills to go along with 14 blocks. 

The Lady Demon's second win and first conference win came after 

another long losing streak. The team easily defeated Texas A&M-Corpus 

Christi in four sets by the scores of 19-25, 25-12,25-14, 25-17. 

The Lady Demons lost nine consecutive games before they were 
able to put together a cohesive game. 

"For a moment we were stuck in a rut," setter Luana Henriques, 
senior physical therapy major said. "We lost the first set but we didn't 
give up and pulled away with the win." 

but really kicked it into gear in the second set," 
/ Demon head coach said. 

n best with 20 kills in 36 attacks and only 



four attacking errors. Outside hitter Zanny Castillo, junior accountm 
major, led the team with 21 digs while Megan Manning, junior biolog 
major had 43 assists. 

The Lady Demons third and final win came shortly after. It was thj 
Lady's Demon's most impressive win. The team rallied back from a 0- 
deficit to win in five sets by the scores of 17-25, 23-25, 25-21, 25-21,15 
13. 

The three seniors, Enwere, Henriques and Megan Dockery, carri 
up big that night. 

Enwere led the team in kills with 17 while Henriques posted 
career-high in assists with 51. Dockery, senior business marketing majd 
led the team with 21 digs. 

Sophomore middle blocker Laranda Spann, junior journalism majo 
had a career-high 17 kills. 

The team had its best hitting percentage with .433 from the flood 

For next season, the Lady Demons volleyball team will be withou 
four-year head coach Uffelman. Uffelman has been a part of the Lad 
Demon Volleyball team for six years and is resigning position to pursui 
other professional opportunities. 

"I fell in love with the Natchitoches community and feel very blessd 
to have been associated with all the NSU student athletes over the year 
both through coaching and FCA," Uffelman said. "It's bittersweet, bu 
I'm very excited about returning home." 

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»e all know going 
to college away 
from home can be 
a trying time in a 
student's life, even 
more so for a student-athlete. 

Now, imagine your home is thousands 
of miles away on a completely different 
continent. That's what most of the ladies 
from the Lady Demon Tennis team had to 
combat, along with the events on the court. 
The Lady Demon Tennis team was 
composed of ladies from Bosnia-Herzegov- 
ina, Colombia, Germany and the Ukraine. 
For some of the ladies, the biggest obsta- 
cles about transitioning from their home 
country to America was the simple thing 
most foreigners faced. 

"The language barrier is the hardest 
part," Bianca Schulz, junior hospitality ma- 
jor said. "Not only the language barrier, but 
the culture is also hard to overcome. Like, 



in Germany we don't eat out, but here in 
America you might not eat if you don't eat 
out." 

The language barrier and culture are 
not the only thing the ladies had to adjust 
to. Juggling the responsibilities of being a 
student athlete could be a problem, but for 
the Lady Demons, the adjusting period was 
very fast. 

"They actually have adjusted very well. 
These are very high-caliber athletes and 
very high-caliber students," Head Coach 
Patric Dubois said. "They all graduate with 
very high grade point averages. This team 
last year had a grade point average, as a 
team, of 3.7 in the fall and 3.5 in the spring. 
Academically, they are very strong. Socially, 
they meet a lot of people, which is a very 
good experience for all involved." 

Even with the pressures of their fami- 
lies being thousands of miles away and be- 
ing in a new country, most of them for the 



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first time, the NSU tennis team stil 
formed well on the court. 

"I'm actually playing better tennis heij 
than I do in Germany," Schulz said. "I lovi 
the whole college experience. I love ho\ 
we play on a semi-professional level her] 
and I love it." 

The Lady Demon Tennis team did nd 
let the fact that they have so many obsta 
cles to overcome stop them from having 
good season. They finished the season wit 
a record of 15-8. 

The season ended in the semifinal 
of the Southland Conference tournameij 
with a loss to the University of Texas-^l 
lington. 

"Despite all the things they have i 
overcome, being in a new place the ladid 
have played real well," Dubois said. "WitlJ 
us having a young team, I see great things \ 
its future." 

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Sophomores Adna Curukovic, Kathnn Lange and Bianca Shulz, 
all with a gpa of 3.8 or better were among 1 2 student athletes chosen 
for the 2009 SLC All-Academic Women's Tennis team. 

Schulz made first-team All-Southland Conference at No. 2 
doubles after posting SLC marks of 8-3 in No. 4 singles, I 1-0 in doubles. 
Her overall singles record was 1 5-7, best on the team. Her overall 
doubles record also led the team — 1 6-4, all at No. 2, with Lange 

Bianca Schulz was a repeat selection on the All-Louisiana 
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Opposite page: Daniela Posada, senior criminal justice major, serving the ball at the Jack FisherTennis Complex. 

Top: Adna Curukovic, sophomore pre-medicine major attempting to return a serve. 

Left.: Suncica Strkic, freshman health and exercise science major leaving the ground as she serves. 

Right: Dragana Colic, sophomore business administration major returning a serve on her way to a victory over Lena Satge 

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The Spirit of Northwestern Demon Marching Band cast its own spell 
f inspiration with its new horror-show performance. 

"The horror show was an absolute blast," Brittany Laza, junior music 
ducation major and head trumpet section leader, said. "I don't think that 
lere's anyone in band that didn't enjoy it." 

Preparing for the performance was tough, so the marching band 
oent plenty of time practicing, she said. The band practiced for a full two 
ours daily and sometimes even practiced in the rain. 

The drumline also had plenty of extra rehearsals, especially the color 
|uard, Laza said. They practiced every day, including some weekends. 

"Oh, those poor guard members," she said. 

The marching band's horror show performance included the theme 
bng from the movie Psycho, I960; Saw features; as well as excerpts from 
\iannibal, 2001; and The Phantom of the Opera, James Durbin, junior music 
Iducation major and tuba player, said. 

"We [performed] the horror show for two [football] games and the 
arching contest," Durbin said. "The marching contest is our mam recruit- 
jig tool." 

The contest consisted of high school marching bands from around the 
iJatchitoches area that paid to compete, he said. This gave the NSU band 
pembers the opportunity to interact with the high school students and 
meruit for the SON. 

The band also started taking photographs of members and sending 
"lem to their high ± schools to show the progress 



of their alumni to band members currently attending the school, Durbin 
said. 

"YouTube and going back to our high schools are still some of our best 
recruiting methods," he said. 

The online videos of their performances were put up by parents and 
other fans of the marching band, but the simple method of talking to the 
high school students face to face was used by many members, he said. 

There were more freshmen entering the Demon band last year, which 
allowed for the program to mold them to be better throughout the next 
couple of years, said Cameron Moises, junior hospitality, management and 
tourism major and trombone player. The band's membership rose to 309 
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►hen the team was down and the spirit in the stands was 
low, Demonland turned to something for a bit of a 'pick 
me up,' and that something was the Purple Pizzazz Pom 
Pon line. 

The Purple Pizzazz kept the fans' spirits high with their 
infusion of dance and cheer into its routines. The pom pon line performed at half 
time shows at most sporting events including football, men's and women's bas- 
ketball. The Purple Pizzazz also made appearances in parades and made special 
appearances in different events around the state. 

love performing at the games," Nicole Dauzat, junior biology major, said, 
love the dance routines that we perform, and I just generally enjoy the feeling of 
performing in front of the crowd and seeing them get excited." 

To practice for performances, they were required to train for two hours a 
day, four days a week. 

"Sometimes the juggling practice, school and all the other things I have go- 
ing on can be a hassle, but I wouldn't trade it for anything," Erin Fontenot, junior 
pre-physical therapy major, said. "I really love the things we get to do, and the 
looks on peoples faces makes everything worth it." 

Andy Bullard 




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Imagine walking out onto the football field with hundreds of pairs of eyes resting on you 
along with the lights beaming from the stadium. With a smile painted on your face, you make your way 
to the sidelines with one goal in mind. Whether or not the team loses is not a factor for you. You came 
to cheer 

The NSU Cheerleaders hit the field every home and selected away games in efforts to help 
energize the fans and more importantly - boost our Demon football players. They also attend basket- 
ball games, athletic events, and alumni functions. Pumping up the crowd with catchy cheers and intricate 
stunts, the cheerleaders have no problem setting the atmosphere. 

"I love it. It's an awesome feeling to be out on the field, "Captain Amy Dodson, junior educa- 
tion major; said. 

The co-ed squad, complete with 1 6 members, meets for two hours, four days a week in the 
Wellness and Recreation Activity Center to keep physically fit for the sport. Cheerleaders learn one 
routine a week and practice stunts with the help of Dodson and cheer coach Steven Wood. The entire 
squad puts their heads together to come up with ideas for routines that will keep the crowd going. 

"It keeps me pumped up with school spirit and it keeps me involved," Dodson said." It makes 
my college experience so much more enjoyable." 

The cheerleaders volunteer at schools in the community and surrounding areas to teach 
cheers, stunts, and appear as a special guest at pep rallies. To stay on top of their main goal, the cheer- 
leaders attend a cheer camp in the summer to discuss new ways to pump up the crowd. 

Along with forming a solid bond with other members of the squad and being on the field at 
games, there's another perk that cheerleaders enjoy. Cheerleaders are awarded with a scholarship for 
their hard labor each semester 

"It's a great opportunity to earn extra money while staying involved," Kristen Triggs, freshmen 
general studies major said. Ty Johnson 






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Making the Cut 

color guard spins into shape 

Eight hours of practice; weeks of grueling work. Six foot long flag poles 
sparking outfits. Hot days with the marching band, cold nights on a football 
field. Rain, Ice, Sleet. These are just a few of the conditions that the color guard 
endured. 

The guard took no prisoners, and did not allow for slacking. 

"You get cut if you don't know your stuff," Justina Lejune, junior general 
studies major and section leader said. "[There's] no playing around; we've 
stepped up our game." 

It was hard, Lejune said, to get all 3 I members to look uniform. They 
also found difficulties in working with the band, but through it all, the flag line 
prevailed. 

It was not all hard work for Lejune, however. 

"It was a way for me to be involved and have fun." Lejune continued. 
"No matter how crappy practice might be, being able to get on the field with th 
lights on, in front of a big crowd and just being able to work it is the best part. 
That performance aspect is what it's all about" 

The color guard worked to become more than a group of people with! 
poles. 

"People think that guard is just spinning a flag. It's not." Jena Elfer, senior 
culinary arts major said. "We are dancers with equipment." 

Elfer said that her years of dance experience truly helped her 
understand the nuances of color guard. 

"It is a must to know how to control your body before picking up the 
equipment." 

Matthew Bernard, sophomore theatre major said his experience was 
quite different. Though he was the only male on color guard, he felt a higher 
sense of accomplishment than pressure. 

"It's kind of rewarding," Bernard said. "People see that I dare to be 
different, and it helps to encourage other people to be different, too. I get cooler 
roles, too. In winter guard, I was the king, for instance." 

All in all, the color guard managed to come together; through hard wor 
and find new friendships through performance. 

"We love each other as a family, and we fight with each other; like 
a family Bernard concluded. "But, in the end, we've come together and done 
something amazing." 

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espite the absence of a coach, the 10-member Demon Dazzlers worked to- 
gether to create dances, routines and, along the way, friendships. 

"Not having a coach made things harder on the team, but we came together 
and worked really well as team," Captain Brittany Root, sophomore journalism 
major, said. 

To prepare for various performances during football and basketball seasons, Miss Lady of 
the Bracelet, the Christmas Gala and more, the Dazzlers had multiple practices throughout the 
week where they worked on choreography. 

The three captains choreographed the dances the Dazzlers performed, but they accepted 
and valued the teams' advice and opinions. 

"Every single one of the girls' input is appreciated and needed," Root said. 
One dance the Dazzlers performed often was at the home football games. The "Horror 
Show" was a themed performance, which added excitement and fun to the regular half time 
shows. Each Dazzler wore a costume and played a character in the performance. They also used 
props to bring the dancing together. 

"I think we all liked this the most because we got to make costumes and play a character, like 
a dead zombie person instead of a Dazzler," Root said. "I loved dancing this show and was sad 
to see the last football game come." 

While practicing, choreographing and dancing, the Dazzlers became closer than just team- 
mates. 

"When we're all together it does feel like we have our own little family," Root said. 

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returning after a year niati 

As the embodiment of school spirit, Vic the Demon's 
presence on the sidelines is crucial for both the audi- 
ence and athletes. His job is to entertain the crowd and 
coax them into cheering at games, whether it's while 
he interacts with the crowd or dances with the cheer- 
leaders. The person behind the mask has to be a strong and energetic 
person, as the costume weighs over 50 lbs. 

Last year, Vic was seen only once, during the last home game 
against McNeese State University. The student who was chosen dur- 
ing the audition had to give up the suit because of an internship. This 
year, Vic is back once again to cheer on the Demons. 

The concept for Vic originated in 1922. In 1984, 62 years later, 
"The Demon" was given the name Vic, short for "Victory." Both the 
concept and the name were chosen from contests hosted by the ath- 
letic department and open to the students, faculty and staff. Through 
the years, his look has changed multiple times. 

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Athletics is about overcoming adversity," Athletic Director 
_Greg Burke said. 

In the midst of statewide budget cuts, the department had 
to do just that. 

The department received an 8.8 percent cut last spring, 
Dtaling $800,000 between last spring and this year. The department also 
feceived additional cuts throughout the year. 

"We will face the music like anyone else," Burke said. "And we have." 

Despite the reduced budget and the small administrative staff for a 
'ivision I athletic program, they are making great strands in regards to 
cility enhancement, Burke said. 

Using both self-generated funds and student fees, the department 
jorked on restructuring the baseball concession stands, soccer press box, 
}ftball ticket booth and press box, and replacing the football field in Tur- 
im Stadium. 

Many of the showers and dressing rooms hadn't been updated in 20 
.) 25 years, Burke said. 

"They don't have to be the Taj Mahal, but you want them to be a little 
ce," he continued. 

The department also planned on raising money to update the athletic 
(eld house. 

"It's a wonderful building," Burke said. "But it is a wonderful 30-year- 
jld building." 

In addition to facility enhancement, 80 percent of fees go toward 
xident welfare and student enhancement, such as the training rooms, 
nsuring the women's teams were housed in hotels instead of motels, 
i:holarships, and equality between both men and women teams. 

But at the end of the day, it was about ensuring the athletic depart- 
ment has its "best foot forward." 

"Athletic programs are the front porch of a university," Burke said. 
(There's a sport section on every newspaper. We are front and center in 
le public eye." 

The department recruited students nationwide to participate in not 
Imply the athletic teams, but also in the Spirit of Northwestern, Demon 
l)azzlers, Cheerleaders and Pom Pon Line. 




e games 

But internally on a campus, athletics supplied just a little bit more. 

"It can provide a source of entertainment, pride, camaraderie, esprit 
de corps, that can be a real rallying point for a campus," Dr. William Brous- 
sard, Associate Athletic Director, said. 

Broussard specialized in working with private donors throughout 
the alumni base and community to financially assist the department. He 
worked to reach the Demon Victory Fund's, the department's annual 
fund, goal of $325,000, and an Athletic Association goal of more than $1.5 
million. He organized special events such as golf tournaments, scholarship 
auction, banquets and benefits. 

"We are beyond a time in public education where universities will be 
fully funded," Broussard said. 

The department also worked with corporate sponsors and endow- 
ments to secure various developments throughout the department. 

But at the end of the day, it came down to being creative. The depart- 
ment strived to create programs and promotions that were both cost- 
effective and engaging to enhance student life. 

"A lot of promotions deal with sponsors' desires," Alex Cook, assis- 
tant marketing director, said. "So sometimes we have to adjust our wants 
to meet theirs somewhere in between, but usually we reach a compro- 
mise." 

The department offered different promotions at games to engage 
students, such as free items like shirts and food, to different events or 
activities. 

"If we want to continue to be a Division I program, we need to 
promote more than the game," Cook said. "That's where promotions 
come in, and without a full marketing staff, I've been the guy to make that 
happen." 

But to ensure the typical environment found at games, the depart- 
ment needed to knock on more doors, Cook said. 

"We cannot simply hope to tread water until the global economic 
decline ends because we cannot predict the pace at which the economy 
will improve or the length of time it will take," Broussard said. "Coaches 
and student-athletes deserve our very best collective efforts right now, 
and that is what we are committed to." 

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have to juggle classes, homework and extracurricular ac- 
tivities, but try throwing in practice, travel time and actual 
►games that mean something. 

There have been several student-athletes that have 
ed for the honor of being on the all SLC All-Academic team, 
and some have made it far enough as to be honored as a nominee for the 
NCAA All-Academic team. 

There were six nominees for the NCAA All-Amencan team, all of 
which were on the football team: Defensive End Scott Wattigny (3.47 
GPA, senior history major), Fullback Quinten Goodie (3.52 GPA, senior 
computer information systems major), Quarterback John Hundley (3.54 
GPA, senior business administration major), Offensive Lineman Zach Case 
(3.49, sophomore health and exercise science major), Tight End Justin Al- 
dredge (3.90, sophomore accounting major), and Cornerback Phillip LeB- 
lanc (3.32, sophomore business administration major). 

Players from the softball, tennis, baseball and both men's and women's 
basketball teams have also been named to the all SLC All-Academic team. 

Cary Bruno, Amanda Jameson and Ainsley Pellerin were voted to 
the 22-woman roster of SLC Academic All-Conference Players in softball. 
Bruno, who graduated cum laude with a business administration degree 
in May, carried a 3.52 GPA and led the Lady Demons with a .245 batting 
average. Jameson graduated this summer with magna cum laude recogni- 
tion for her 3.75 GPA in health and exercise science. Pellerin has a 3.87 
GPA in business administration after her junior season. 

Sophomores Adna Curukovic, Kathrin Lange and Bianca Schulz, all 
with 3.8 GPAs, were selected to the SLC Academic All-Conference team 
for tennis. Lange, business administration major, and Schulz, hospitality and 
tourism management major, each had 3.94 cumulative GPAs through two 
seasons, while Curukovic had a 3.83 in biology. 

"We are really excited about how well they have performed [Lange, 
Curukovic and Schulz]," Head Tennis Coach Patric DuBois said. "You can't 
really ask for any more than what those girls are giving us." 

Not only did they make the academic teams but all three were also 
selected to the SLC All-Conference team for their play on the tennis court. 

"It's really a great honor to be selected," Schulz said. "I'm just glad that 
I can actually handle all of it. I can't lie, sometimes it's hard to juggle it all, 
but I get it done and that's the main thing." 

Jordan Nipp, Justin O'Neal and Joe Urtuzuastegui were voted to the 
24-man 2009 Capital One Bank/Southland Conference All-Academic 
Baseball Team. 

Nipp, a member of the CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All- 
District VI team, was a repeat selection for academic all-conference and 
earned first-team honors after earning a 3.97 GPA in biology. 

O'Neal earned second-team honors after earning a 3.10 GPA in busi- 
ness administration. While Urtuzuastegui also earned second team hon- 
ors after he posted a 3.00 GPA in general studies. 

Guards Brooke Shepherd and Lyndzee Greene, from the Lady De- 
mons basketball team, were named to the 2008-09 Capital One Bank/ 
Southland Conference Women's Basketball All-Academic Teams. Along 
with them from the Demon Basketball team were brothers Logan and 
Michael McConathy and Senior Forward Deividas Petravicius. 

"We are really excited about all the student athletes that have pros- 
pered in the classroom," Athletic Director Greg Burke said. "It shows that 
our school is not only concerned with winning and performing on the 
field, but also that the classroom is the most important aspect of being a 
student-athlete." 




Quinten Goodie 

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John Hundley 

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Scott Wattigny 

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Justin Aldredge 

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Zachary Case 

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Phil LeBlanc 

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Ainsley Pellerin 

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Adna Curukovic 

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Jordon Nipp 

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It is amazing what purple, orange and white can do to a football 
field. But if you passed byTurpin Stadium, home of Northwestern State 
football, you will see more than a field with a fresh coat of paint. 

You will see an entirely new state of the art football field that 
was installed last summer 

"It looks fantastic. You don't have to be a Demon to have that 
reaction," Athletic Director Greg Burke said. "The field is as eye-catching 
as any in the country thanks to a great design using our school colors, 
logos and the alternating shades of green turf every five yards in the 
playing field. The purple end zones with the word 'Demons' in our unique 
Demon font are perfect bookends to the overall design." 

The turf renovation project came in the midst of NSU's 
biggest budget crises. More than $700,000 was cut from the athletic 
department's budget, three-fourths of the University janitorial staff was 
cut, yet the school was able to install a $ I million dollar artificial turf field. 

"The funding for the new turf came from appropriations from 
the State of Louisiana," Associate Athletic Director William Broussard 
said. "Representatives from the athletic department and the university 
lobbied dutifully for many months to earn this appropriation." 

ard also added that there is a pervasive misconception 



that departments across campus have been defunded in order to prop 
up the athletic department. 

"Not one dollar of this project was provided from university 
capital outlay/capital expenditure," Broussard said. 

Burke explained that all projects including the scoreboard and 
fencing projects are all self generated, not using university funds. 

Broussard added that the $ I million project was also supporte 
by funds privately attained through the Northwestern State University 
Athletic Association, a non-profit organization of which he is the 
Executive Director. 

The City of Natchitoches was also a big part in the university 
receiving funding for the turf project 

"The $1 million project also might not have been possible 
without the help of former Rep.TaylorTownsend and Rep. Gerald Long," 
Burke said."Rep.Townsend got the ball rolling for the turf project and 
Rep. Long got the project to the finish line." 

The turf project, which many people believe came into being 
because of the hiring of Coach Peveto, had been in the making for a 
couple of years.The lifespan of turf is three to seven years and the old 
field was nearing its end. 



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"Turf fields are not permanent investments," Broussard said. 
A/e also needed to reconstruct the field (removing the crown) and 
prove drainage to improve the lifespan of the installation and make it a 
Btter investment." 

Burke explained that an old field is hazardous for the players 
■at use it and that the athletic department is responsible for the safety 
r the athletes. 

Burke added that the field is not just for football. "It's a 
iarketing tool for the whole university." 

"Turpin Stadium is a facility that is important not only to 
orthwestern State University, but to the City of Natchitoches and the 
grounding area because of the many and varied ways it serves so many 
Bople," Burke said. 

The stadium is home to two high schools and is also used for 
ind competition and intramural activities. 

For Burke, the new field for Turpin Stadium is another way for 
ie athletic department to support the mission of NSU and specifically 
"ing students to the campus. , t 



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Top: Turpin Stadium in the middle of the demolition process. 

Middle: Construction workers adding the five yard line on the Turpin stadium field. 

Bottom: Turpin Stadium neanng the end of its renovation process 



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Sarah Abbott 

Mary Catherine Ackel 

Destiny Adams 

Jacob Adams 

Jason Adams 

Megan Adams 

Melanie Adams 

Paul Adams 

Rmeshia Adams 

Zachary Adams 

Shardai Adesola 

Kirbye Adkins 

Linda Aguilar 

Cristina Akin 

Jessica Alaniz 

Marcia Alcantara 

Danyelle Alello 

Tehseae Alexander 

Blake Allen 

Jamie Allen 

Joshua Allen 

Knstina Allen 

Niger Allen 

Sylvia Allen 

John Alley 

Ashley Allred 

Camelia Ambeau 

Kristie Ambrose 

Carrie Anderson 

Edward Anderson 

Julian Anderson 

Natasha Anderson 

Taylor Anderson 

Zachary Anderson 

Alix Andres 

Brett Andrews 

Ariel Angelle 

Amanda Angers 

Courtnee Anthony 

James Anthony 

Danielle Antoon 

Monique Arceneaux 




I 'o v\ hiii niii ki s you 
nappy and believi > n 

I In h isilniii n| yom 

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William. 



"I .L.i'l understand Low 1 1.< .,, .,,,1 ll,,s COB Rules. WLl 
is 1 1 1 ■ purpose o| dosses being proclored; us students 

•mi.|IiI .is will .ill- 1 1 . 1 i lasses III i I. ins. knllli k k< Mill (III 



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kule Md 



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finding an impi ■ |< < I p< i son. 
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Well behaved women never 

make kisloru,.— rlarilijn 

[Monroe Uustie |<> rtambin 



' 10 lo s< liool, get money, 

and 1 c\'( l ijlliimi rise. 

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\\ li.ili vi i linn ilii. always work liiinl 



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"Class of 2013 in 

Inn... ml ( llllllllll) 

Metoyer 



PLAYHARDER!" Nicku Morris 



Always believe in you 
l|. ' heron I ennui 




Students 




Ashlynn Ardoin 
Gabrielle Arkansas 
Emily Arledge 
Jason Armelin 
Elizabeth Armond 
Kyra Armstrong 
Laura Arnold 

Nathan Arnold 
Braylon Ash 
Jordan Ashworth 
Michael Ashworth 
Harmony Ates 
Tia Atkins 
Brady Attaway 

Christina Attendge 
Megan Atwood 
Alacia Augustine 
Darrell Augustine 
John Augustus 
Caleb Austin 
Sara Aymond 

Tyler Babb 
Tarah Babers 
Austin Babin 
Brittany Badon 
Jasmine Badon 
jo Bailey 
Trevor Bailey 

Albert Baker 
Samantha Baker 
Tyler Baker 
Olivia Baldwin 

Blair Ball 
Kyle Ballard 
Shayla Banks 

Claire Barback 
Amanda Barber 
Stacey Barber 
Paige Barbo 
Susan Barden 
Sherrod Bardin 
Sylvia Bardin 



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oom!!! rtoasted!!! 
Matthew r.L. tnglish 



d hestie Iraci. — W hitney Lole 



rere we come, me am 

JNbU Archaeology 
iks! — Joseph Lvans 



rocJ 



Knowledge is rower. 
— Albert Linstein 
— Jose r. Hernandez 



In Hie words o} Morrell rJrous- 
sard, Don t cheat yourself, treat 
A\. — Lriaime liuidry 



yoursel 



lhat car just disa-f 
peared! - Kimberly Vj. 



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magine all th< 

e in peace... — Jolin L 



e people living 



<-in inon 



railh is the substance of 
things hoped tor the evidence 
0} things not seen— Hebrews 
- Stephanie Montgomery 



rind out who you are.. .and 
do it on purpose. — Uolly 
rarton — rvaynie L-h 



nauvm 



"My last year, RaLy!!! 
1— rlaven rJarnei 



Breanna Barnes 

Corwm Barnes 

Dean Barnes 

Haven Barnes 

Robin Barr 

Rogenck Barr 

Fernando Barrow 

Zachary Bartley 

Wendy Barton 

Charlie Bass 

Jasmine Bass 

Jessica Bass 

Jeneea Bates 

Travis Batiste 

Crystal Battles 

Victoria Battles 

Michael Batts 

Caleb Baxter 

Nicole Bayles 

Chassidy Bayone 

Korey Bayonne 

Courtney Bayoune 

Olga Bazhanova 

Dejandra Beal 

Dustm Beard 

William Bearden 

Ashlee Beaudoin 

Brandy Beavers 

Ashley Beck 

Tylar Bedford 

Mallory Bedgood 

Alyssa Bedoya 

Victoria Beers 

Chad Bell 

Colby Bell 

Courtney Bell 

Susannah Bellon 

Caroline Belote 

Tefanie Below 

Laila Benjamin 

Jeslyn Bennett 

Patrick Bennett 




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If were «| i v**ti Hie same opportunities and I achieve more, I receive more, I |li| higher and 
I dig deeper, men I m not saging I m heller loan gou. ion are!!! laronika r leeks 




"NSUTIualerkul 
IT!!!" - James I airrlol 



XC is SEXY!" 

' .nris Li 



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I mi gone nave a great 
i|< in .it ,\Sl kome o| me 



I came, I saw, I graduated...so long sinkers! I nomas I arrie 

Liveeacn Jag to "^AI )SI APS 1 '' ' ^ (J ° "^ ^ yourself.1 

iL [nlLsl." " TV ll fl 

EsmerSowell — LoreiJ J(M< III 111 

nose ana wnile forever! I love mij 
I Ik poinf n| living and <>| being an optimist: is lo believe |>| M ^j M S ; S |,. IS !" Robin Coolce 




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lhe free man will 
ounlry will do f 
o for his counlry. 



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Tyler Willi 



or him nor what he can 



And in the end, lhe love yon make is eyual 
to lhe love uou lake, -laneisha batcher 



Sarah Bennett 
Victor Bennett 
Kasey Benoit 
Robert Benson 
Christian Bentley 
Cain-Oscar Bergeron 
Chelsey Berlin 

Brooke Bernard 
Carolyn Bernard 
Emily Bernard 
Jody Bernard 
Matthew Bernard 
Wanda Bernos 
Airon Berry 

Lauren Berry 
Megan Berthelot 
Gerald Besant 
Andrew Bezik 
Tory Bias 
Justin Bilbo 
Jesse Billiot 

Jordan Billiot 
Kelvin Binns Jr. 
Kevin Black 
Brittany Blackwell 
Sally Blackwell 
Devin Blair 
Robin Blair 

Joan Blake 
Kevin Blake 

Molly Boatman 
Heath Boddie 
Cecile Bodet 
Justin Bohall 
Merrell Bolden 

Elizabeth Bolds 
Geoffrey Bond 
Rebecca Bonnet 
Ryan Bonnet 
Nikki Bonton 
Brashard Booker 
Katy Books 



1 II be right back guys, 1 have to rake 
a major poop. — jpencer L. bepulvado 



liams 



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lumb people, 
itobert mirks 



"Wow, rl. 
bright tonight. Uh wait, 
that s the rnirger King 
-Devin Harrison 



lhe fear o\ the Lord is the beginning 
of all wisdom, -tlizabeth \\ illiamson 



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"Wlial would life 
be if we didn t have 
the courage to try. 
—Andy nullard 

Lan t wait to gradu- 
ate & leave NSU." 
<3 Drittany bouldin 




Jessica Boone 

Peyton Boozer 

Alyssa Bordelon 

Andrew Bordelon 

Jonathan Bordelon 

Judy Borden 

Jessica Borkowski 

Candace Bostic 

Delacy Boudreaux 

Micah Boudreaux 

Sarah Boudreaux 

Brittany Bouldin 

Brooke Bounds 

Coryn Bourgeois 

Ja'Lissa Bourgeois 

Janell Bourgeois 

Megan Bourgeois 

Cody Bourque 

Lauren Bovia 

Hunter Bower 

Lertresha Bowie 

Demetrius Boyd 
Roxanne Boyd 

Joseph Boydstun 

Hayden Boyett 

Hope Braden 

James Bradford 

Leslie Bradford 

Tiffany Bradford 

Alicia Bradley 

Momque Bradley 

Laura Bradshaw 

Chester Branch 

Joi Brandon 

Whitney Brandon 

Rachel Brannan 

Lauren Brant 

Chantel Bratton 

Travis Brazil 

Alyson Breaux 

Michael Breaux 

Nicholas Breaux 



\l< willing lo searcli [or the "( )MG! I irsl <lag al NSl I 

greatness within gou. We all Ooooo, gea, Mr. Perfect. I IM \| |\|| AT N( )\Y' 

I *«•/ \ iii|<l is Durnette \\f( w \i" i p , 

\> \ M )\ |<>g<"<' ' -iinunings 

II 

"Don I- ask "SallaSalta 

|>ei mission, jiisl ask 



rinally .1 senior! Keady lo gel 
of [Natchitoches! rvoxanne tioQ 



possess IIk <il>ilili) lo achieve; 
sometimes gou Live lo < 1 1 « | 

<li eper 1 1 others, Ion decide 

1 1 gou succeed or |<iil. 
La K rgsial Johnson 
I ley, Morn, I |ni.illi| made 
,1'!" RosalUHoUe.. 



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— Manle riol 



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lli, inc.! Kemember when goi 

<l io onlg kave io spend jkmM 

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a Breda 
Hykeem Breda 
Alyssa Breshears 
Allison Brewer 
Lacey Brewer 
David Bridges 
Lindsey Bridges 

Harvey Briggs 
Elizabeth Briley 
Daniel Bnster 
Mariana Brittain 
Courtney Broadway 
Sarah Broadway 
Salvatore Brocato 

Genny Broggi 
Eric Brooks 
Keven Brooks 
Dylan Brossette 
Brittany Broussard 
Jajuan Broussard 
Jorrell Broussard 

Morrell Broussard 
Shaquille Broussard 
Charles Brown 
Christopher Brown 
Damario Brown 
Dedra Brown 
Garrett Brown 

Jaterica Brown 
Kerrisha Brown 
Khri staffer Brown 
Rebecca Brown 
Renae Brown 
Shalecia Brown 
Taylor Brown 

Terence Brown 
Treasure Brown 
Natalie Brown-Denby 
Chelsea Brozgold 
Kevin Bruce 
Laura Bruce 
Kevin Brueckner 



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by lhomas Wilson) Jason Adams — rlarissa 



ery well, men! lliats wliats up. -viiquan laarreH 



l_ot>eland 



bpeed demon! bpee- 

lin down Hie highway; 

ki'' 
ave it my way! 

- Jessica rJumpus 



Be a science major: 
— Jacob L'eniakos 

1 golclia 

1 -k -k -k ~k 

b ma iv 

Jereiini vj 



1, 



|eremy vjuy 



He brave in love, 
life and thai food 
restaurants. <3 
Uanisa vjeorge 



1 love JNSL and oigma 
Sigma jigma. Ijo Uemo 

1 'aniellc Antoon 



Anarchy 4 Lyf ! 
- reiifon d< 



eyton Doozer 

I freaicin love my awesome stand 
partner, Paul! Heather Jacob-son 






Erica Brumfield 

Beverly Brumley 

Jessica Brumley 

David Bruner 

Brandi Brunet 

Jeffery Brunner 

Victoria Brunston 

Stephen Bryan 

Isaac Bryant 

Kayla Bryant 

Lauren Bryant 

Heather Bryson 

Kacey Buckner 

Jordan Buisson 

Nicole Bullard 

William Bullard 

Ryan Bullock 

Jessica Bumpus 

Stephen Bundnck 

Roneshica Bureau 

Lmdsley Burgess 

Reagan Burke 

Robert Burks 

Deangelis Burnette 

Austin Burns 

Korey Burns 

Phillip Burt 

Jalesha Busby 

Gabnelle Bush 

Justin Bush 

Jose Bustamante 

John Butler 

Madeline Butterfield 

Holly Buxton 

Jaime Byers 

Talara Byers 

Brittany Byles 

Cecil Byrd 

Robert Byrd 

Shannon Byrd 

Angela Caballeros 

Destin Cacioppo 



M< .iikI ll< <illi< r Hop 
Kins .in going co work 
oul <il (>:)() every morn 
ing!! [Megan rrtwood 




our 



I i islx < : I In reason I wake 
11 1 » in In* 1 morning! 
Timotku Mitckell 



trust in IIm Lord with all i| 

heart and lean nor on your 

own understanding^ In .ill your 

wags acknowledge Him and Me 

will direct your pain. I roveros 

3:5-6 "-Kimoerly Rollins 



I'm ouHa Inn!!! \\u\ I'm still a I Un!!" - ( ireg Hall 

ll.ikini.i IVlatata... II means no worries. 



T 1 I" 

loo loose. 
— Uezira 
Henry 

\\ lioop, wlioop!! 
' renica I tandgl 



QUEEN CRISPY wa» 

[lere kiliclla ' lisp When In Kome! (Hon Burgundy 



Brittany Jeanice | love colleae! 




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ndt 



e grass is green, 
tie trees are brown. 
it {Northwestern, 
Lou II never frown, 
rlatt Lanier 

the memories you nave can ei- 
her make you stranger or nolo 
back. You can only decide, 
tfickael Williams 



You re never too 
old to get an 
Hon." -Kliristy til 



eauca- 



IS 



lade with many 
threads o| |acts, myths and ideas. Witliout 
many to weave into each other, how can your 
blanket ever he complete: - tva \\ ilson 



sometimes 
it s okay to 

o it twice. 
— Ryan jickel 



asmme 



ijod jirsU — J 

'MAHR is ike BEST!" 



Week, 



Amanda Cader 
Sai ah Caffey 
Brittny Cain 
Laterica Cain 
Rachel Cam 
Ebony Caldwell 
Paige Caldwell 

Robert Caldwell 
Timothy Callais 
Audra Callender 
Marquita Calvin 
Steven Cambron 
Jameson Campbell 
Jeff Campbell 

Lacey Campbell 
Meagan Candiotto 
Cassie Cannon 
Macie Cannon 
Jorge Cantu 
Victoria Cararas 
Kayla Carlone 

Trenton Carlton 
Courtney Carr 
Keva Carr 
Nicolas Carr 
Brendan Carrel I 
Kaysee Carrere 
Victoria Carrillo 

Rusty Carroll 
Curtis Carte 
Amber Carter 
Shanetra Carter 
Breauan Case 
Kathlean Cates 
Ashley Ceasar 

Genevoylyn Ceasar 
Corey Chachere 
Monique Chachere 
Clarence Chandler 
Katelyn Chandler 
Teandra Chandler 
Stephanie Charles 



1 II be glad to be 
done with tliis pi 
1 don t need a guot< 
to commemorate it. 
-^ara jterl 



ace. 



Ling 



the baints 

uck!" -Mi- 
Rodney Meziere cnae ] Ti|| a , 



I hat s a million dollar smile, 

U,???LMAOrIARD" 

Justin \\ heal 



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J 1.1 ■ ■ — M 




Tyieka Charles 

Lashea Charleville 

Megan Charrier 

Desiree Chartier 

Larry Chastain 

Mark Chasteen 

Michael Chasteen 

Brandon Chatman 

Kathryn Chauvin 

Raynie Chauvin 

Richard Chenvert 

Jordan Chevallier 

Savannah Cholvitee 

Louis Chop 

Jessica Choyce 

Veronica Choyce 

Jonathan Christophe 

Kristie Churchill 

Joshua Citizen 

Sarah Clarius 

Benjamin Clark 

Kelly Clark 

Kevin Garkston 

Kyle Clay 

James Clayton 

James Cleveland 

Rachel Clifton 

Daniel Cobb 

Justin Cobb 

Josh Coen 

Jordon Coker 

Cassidy Cole 

Latonya Coleman 

Whitney Coleman 

Kirsten Colflesh 

Dragana Colic 

Anthony Collins 

Christopher Collins 

Tarnara Collins 

Tyler Colson 

Stephanie Colunga 

Aaron Commiato 




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was in i nni|il islii J 

by a people too "linos arc I In : paint. W nal will 



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provide photoy rapine representation o| 

voluptuous mammary glands, I suggest 

stupid to know you paint: Mcijlian Milc« sir II II ,| - ' Ars longa, vita brevis." 

, <a i|<>ii remove tjoursel] lik< «i gentleman. •' 

il s impossible, 

Lauren | ) on | drink «lll<l <lc. 

McKinley 



Julian ntnde 



rive, 
rson 



I he onli) people who have problems with money 
are those who oon I have it. \\ illiani Dearaeir 



Michael I.. Stephenson 

■*ik " 

Komans N:.2S 

— Abigail . I I l< nnujun 



k i imIk i In k or i i<i li reus 



Live,, 
aiujli, 



mating is I L< best pari o| college. 
Keuera I ). II. 



nam. 
.issa! 

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Tyrill Commick 
Jenae Condra 
Ashley Constance 
Brant Cook 
Gabnelle Cook 
Robin Cooke 
Lara Cooley 

James Cooper 
Morgan Cooper 
Manssa Copeland 
Jillian Corder 
Dylan Corkern 
Lenadia Cotton 
Manah Courville 

Nicholas Courville 
April Coutee 
Lauren Cozier 
Jessica Craft 
Crystal Craig 
Keith Craig 
Marcus Craig 

Anelle Craige 
Bethany Cram 
Sarah Cramer 
Joshua Crandell 
Morgen Credeur 
Kalesha Crew 
Kinetta Crisp 

Latoyia Crittendon 
Ashley Crockett 
Chaise Crooks 
Leighton Crooks 
Amanda Crosby 
Kimberly Crosby 
Brittany Crowe 

Shelbi Crowe 
Jerett Crumbley 
Chnstoph Cruse 
Megan Cullen 
Luke Cummings 
Bolton Curry 
Christina Curtis 



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is great, beer is 
>oa, anJ people are 

BmaUAJ. to Le a DINOSAUR! 



azy. 



I will be Hie starting 
uarterbaclt for JNbU. 
Donald Young, Jr. 

jeen rnere, rocked rnar. 
Dreleisna viiloert 



>e a 
-toward 1. Omim 

Love Hie lord, your viod, willi 
all your liearf, soul, strength 
and soul, -tlizaoelli JVlcLellan 



1 love photogra- 
phy! -JNeeg Wild 



Love is In 



99 



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— Katelyn Lhandl 
Like a boss. — Kayla rincm 



"Rig Dick, 
the Musical. 
— rJrian roster 



1 in tall, dark and liand- 
some! - Reginald L/ouglas 



Glen Daigle 

Troy Daigle 

Kristen Daisy 

Stephanie Dale 

Shelita Dalton 

Jennifer Daniel 

Markeya Daniel 

Joshua Daniels 

Justin Daniels 

Mark Daniels 

Molly Danley 

Matthew Danna 

Matthew Dartez 

Frankie Daughtery 

Emily Dauzat 

Nicole Dauzat 

Kali Davenport 

Tamatha Davidson 

Ashley Davis 

Chelsea Davis 

Chianti Davis 

Christina Davis 

Christine Davis 

Clarence Davis 

Demarius Davis 

Evan Davis 

India Davis 

Jacinda Davis 

Joshua Davis 

Ky Davis 

Lajasmine Davis 

Megan Davis 

Michael Davis 

Quincy Davison 

Chelsea Dean 

Emily Dean 

Eric Deblanc 

Micheal Dees 

Ashley Degray 

James Delacerda 

Ashley Delarosa 

Joshua Delaughter 




' iradualion bound! buck 

on I licit freshmen! ilAA- 

l/\/\! Lanetia I ireen 



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Woah, Hie liosl i lil i|. 
Lrin Hoopingarner 



"I love M< (|.ui M 

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roommate ever! 
I Learner I lopldfl 



Lswer 



' io<l is I lie an 
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I ni I lu real pink ranger! 
-Aslileu 1 11 1 los 



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[Nothing lasts forever, so lake every uaij 
step <il .1 time. La ' liamlius \\ kite 



OIK 



I 'on I lei me miss heaven 
snooting |<>r Hie stars. 
Markita M. million 



people; you never mec 

anyone I liar isn I will in 

to kelp. -Kenzi Lac 



>LuaenT.: 





i esus said, K.now 
Mar is within your 
f jht, and what is hid- 
n from you will oe- 
me clear, tor mere 
nothing hidden that 
ill not be revealed, 
sdayton Yah 



111 



lilt 



Is mere any tread left on those tires, or is 
it like throwing a hoi dog down a hallway . 
-to all the freshmen girls - nrandon Kay 

1 can t be bothered. 
-Lnarniece l_. bcott 



And 1m out th 
-Lvonne Will 



is rau 



lUH! 



iams 



Living without friends and family is like eal- 
at-free fudge. It goes rigid through you and 
you never enjoy it. -Mason Uptionz Kyle 



ing 



lega 



Mrike hard; strike 

fash no mercy. 

— Larlton Littleton 



*** ill 

up:!: 



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-Melvin EJ 



April Deloach 
Troy Delozier 
Francis Delphm 
Sharonda Demars 
Lacey Demoss 
Jacob Deniakos 
Devin Desadier 

Howard Desselle 
Ashley Desselles 
Curtis Desselles 
Brad Deville 
Katie Deville 
Tahnee Deville 
Anna Dieter 

Phillip Dill 
Carl Dischler 
Brad Dison 
Dasaundra Dixon 
Krista Dixon 
Mylisha Dobbins 
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Tristian Dodd 
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Matthew Dodson 
Jeanette Doe 
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Kyle Domangue 
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Khirsten Doolan 
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Reginald Douglas 
Shequita Douglas 
Dylan Drake 

Dongelle Drexler 
Eleanor Drobina 
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Mark Ducote 
Philip Duffy 
Jennifer Duhon 
Stephen Duncan 



JVly tattoo 
fights crime! 
—Jason rlouct 



gar 



1 rocrastination is the great- 
est labor saving invention of 
all time! —Jorge Lantu 



an 



rial 



ierive. 



Don't J 
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— jMeaghan 
roucheux 



Tyler Duncan 
Amanda Duncil 

Lashelia Dunn 

Brian Dupas 

Victor Duplessis 

Candi Dupree 
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Amy Dupuy 

Ben Dupuy 

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James Durbin 

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Tiffany Dye 

Jordan Eastndge 

Ashton Ebarb 

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Melvin Edgar 

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Taywanee Edmonds 

Alethea Edwards 

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jasper Edwards 

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Victoria Edwards 

Sha'La Eldndge 

Russell Eljoki 

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Jamie Emery 

Sarah Emory 

Jalessa Encalade 

Krysta Engel 

Ashlee England 

I our*: nor a leaaei 
following; youre just our raking a 

loii(| walk. -Levvrj \\ nil< low 




i no one is 



». 



I 'rain is nor a run 
tier. I 'avcij I Iiivok 

bmihj I '< sen is «we- 
some! brie I 'cr>Lm 



our 



Irs my life, 

(Ion I iikLi iiiain I. hi. |ames ' .leveland 

Joe "£ 



lake chance and follow ij 

heart; ijou never know now ao- 

solii I < 1 1 1 perfect something will 

turn out co be. -rvebecca IMoore 

Live I.iiii|Ii love! |.il.in<l.i Million 



o\ 



rue. oe 



I la in ill 



lie paijment is <l< <nlh| 



I is <l< 



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Lerms 



Jol 



III 



I 'mi I l<l anyone I « II you can I <'<> something. 

1 1 you wani something, go gei il. I enod!! 

SOU . |> I 

bi ion |ames 



"()M( 

I so I 

NSUI 

lijick 
Lliarl 




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loose. 



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Limmij 



Izzle Lall 



ISCUSSIOll 



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es more go 
in anything. 
llieHe la ray 



ais 



No 



Love hard in everything you 
do. — L-ourtney L.< 



,arr 



Tm 'BULLDOG' 

1 do what 1 want... 
— rtyan rmllock 



commeit. 

JJum spiro, spero. 
W hile 1 breathe, 1 
hot>e. — barah bp 



i. — bi lucker 



"PaulAJ 
— LeeAnn ni 



cks!' 



nn ruleij 



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Joseph Evans 
Amy Fain 

James Faircloth 
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nign nores 
Ice bao 



ma 



les. 



Steph 



ephanie 



V\ riqlvt 



Une day people will look back and say 
1 gave oirm to me twentieth century. 
Ritober. 1888" -BraJ Di 





Julie Fletcher 

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Comfort Folarin 

Erin Fontenot 

Megan Fontenot 

Chantel Ford 

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Michael Ford 

Tana Ford 

Anna Forest 

Matthew Foshee 

Brian Foster 

Lucia Foster 

Matthew Foster 

Meaghan Foucheux 

Heidi Fowler 

Judy Fowler 

Matthew Fowler 

Amy Fox 

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Courtland Francois 

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Kelsey Frank 

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Jasmine Franklin 

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Ryan Franklin 

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Nicholas Frederick 

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Randy Freeman 

Shamela Freeman 

Simone Freeman 

Ruth Fruge 

Trenise Fulford 

Dewaskie Fuller 



He the change you wish h> see 
in Hie world! kijh I /omangue 

1 '•'"•"' "GOGREEK 

lor ll In Im 



Ijod is me only way — Kimberly Williams 

\\ Lil s up wilh I Ik I.k Li) parking slickers: ' olluj L.isijonc 



or 



go "GoD 



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emons. 



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kere!" U./.iLlI, 

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— iJrian Loe 

reace, Love ami Iwilight. 

i:„,ii„ m, 



lliis is wliar 1 wrote for H 

en i tors to put in Hie yeai 

nook. - Kevin rlerk 



\\ c llu nesr.com. 








I >e ye strong and very 



I, 



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bii 



ave a choice on how much rime we are 



coura- "I 
ms, for the Lord your viod 
th uou win 



was a young iron 



Iroubadour! - Uaniel rJrist 



(i 



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you where ever you go 
Joshua — rlaru S 



1 m a r L and 1 like rootball. 
Mmm... Doo Doo. -Virginia Jarvis 



'II, 



ary jquyres 

Narali Lramer! — Van trikson 

"Keep it real 24/7/365' 
eremy Larry 



VV e don 1 ha 

given here, Hie only clioice we nave is wlial lo do 
willi Hie lime we are given. -Ashley Ijiddings 

liod bless — DriageHe li 



reer 



We can do al tnina Hi 

God!" - St 



ormie 



me 

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ru 

sves 



If you don t like you never have 
lo remember anything (rlark 
lwain). — Aimee Lm 



iimee L/uraso 



heep il 100 {or llie ones 
thai }ake. — Lrnest Jones 



Nathaniel Glassy 
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Justin Golemon 

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Shenita Goston 

Megan Gourgues 

Meredith Graf 

Michael Gramling 

Marion Grant 

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Tremaine Graves 

Jannah Gray 

Juliette Gray 

Latoya Gray 

Alexis Green 

Charles Green 

Dillon Green 

Dominique Green 

Kimberly Green 

Krista Green 

Lanetta Green 

Lauren Green 

Garron Greene 

Lyndzee Greene 

Lisa Greenhouse 

Kimberly Greenwell 

Bndgette Greer 

Cady Gregory 

Molly Gnbble 

Dejon Griffin 

Gregory Griffin 
Derek Griffon 
Kelee Grimes 



\\ hals understood doesn 1 
tUA'A lo mi explained. 




demon qUHffil 

I love I ircen hee|. 
' nassi<li| oayone 



I I ' 
Lift: is 



— i^arolijii Jolivelle J 



loo im- 



"W£ THE BEST!" 

— llasiin Jones 

ove.. .Live.. .Life... 1Mb U 

lecause ijou can f 



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nreijon r Id ,011 in 

AlSmitl: 



portani to be 
taken seriously 
Oscar WilJe)" 



"Justl 

champ cvcrijIliiiHj 

It » 

(Msn I mean you ran I 

change anything. 



I! 



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L„LO, 



Jeremiah 29:11 

V 

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strength, on Lord, l<> 
i on be \ II glory! 
RonEekaHil] 



Always two 
slops ahead!! 
! aige L.aldwelJ 



I /i reel ion 

not intention 

determines 01 

destination 

- tvan koi 



«' 



(jcron 




,ll 



lou can do all chinas throuqh 



mgs tnroug 
hrist who strengthens you. I 
now; 1 ve tried! — JYlicah jasser 



101 



If you fall, just pick yourself up 
id beqin aqain. —Mi que La' .aze 



and beqm aqain. — 1 



Emily Grimmett 
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Lumas Guidry 
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Jeremy Guy 
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Gregory Hall 
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Genica Handy 

JNo matter now many schools you go lo or now many 
books you read... you are never really wise until you 
start makinq wise choices. — Ura iMouriz 



W lien life gives you 1< 



ion 



la 



makinq wise cnoices 

Do what you want, say what y 

LSI f 11 il 1 - 1 1 'i 

~ feel because those who mind don t 

ke bee} stew, -lenseae Alexander matter, and 1 those who matter Jon t 

"Lovin my fresh- mind. (Dr. buess) - JNIicoIe Kung 



**1 



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rinally, freedom; MjU, 1m 
lovin it — Victoria towards 



I 



rizza. 
Jeremy 



man year here a 

NSU" hVU 

McNeal 



71, 



t a limit lo what 



ijoii ran achieve; |iis 



si 



DREAM BIG!" -MoniqueQad 



ones 

I Link ' iod 
- I 'ominick Hall 



Adam Hanna 

Ragen Hanson 

Leslie Hardee 

Lillian Hare 

Jackson Harmeyer 

Niki Harper 

Wesley Harrell 

Jeremy Harris 

Jessica Harris 

Lashae Harris 

Marshall Harris 

Rebecca Harris 

Devin Harrison 

Dana Hart 

Seth Hart 

Chase Harvey 

Emily Harwell 

Matthew Haskins 

Timothy Hawthorne 

Toni Hay 

Robin Haydel 

Tnna Hayes 

Tyler Hayes 

Juan Haynie 

Devin Hazel 

Gemonce Heard 

Haley Heard 

Scarlet Hearn 

Kartemus Heary 

Garrad Hebert 

Katie Hebert 

Morgan Hebert 

Maria Hegman 

Kali Hellmghausen 

Jeremy Henderson 

Tabitha Henderson 

Chelsea Hendrix 

Abigail Hennigan 

Zechariah Hennigan 

Dezira Henry 

Rickey Henry 

lose Hernandez 









emg raid... 
rijan Wil 



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I Love 

-B 

everyone luis 
ii fire in I li< ir 

heart, il is our " A ( )| I 

)<>l> lo 1 1 1 1 • I il | I I 

' .nelsea 
' iilrs 



V ila orevis, /\rs 
ia IS Longa — baran nunt 



I he best lliinq about me is you, real 
Love last! jasmine Washington 



I 



ime 



Live life with no regrets. Kayla Hrijanr [\ 

Kespect your roots 1906 — JMarcus januers Oil. 



I here s slil 
to cnaiul 

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'ana 1 1 <t ■ 



Lift; is 1 [Ood 

■Amu I /()(l 



ie road yourt 
Jonarna 
Koraeloi 

( luii in is deceptive ana beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears 

.Jack 








UK 



Jill 



Live for today 



omorrow is 



ever guaran- 
eed. — Kucey 
1 t. rJuckner 



Love, konor, truth and fun! Thais whal makes us # l! t hi Mu! -Megan Kahali 

rut (jod De a first rate version of yourself 

instead of a second rate version of 
someone else! —Princess Willred 

I love Julie rletcher! - Megan Berlin 



Ryan Hernandez 
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Hannah Hicks 
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Haley Higginbotham 
Jordan Higginbotham 
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Ron'Eeka Hill 
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Taylor Hillin 
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Spencer Hogan 

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Laquisha Hollinquest 
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David Holmes 
Tyra Holmes 
Jeffrey Hooker 
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Jennifer Hooper 
Erin Hoopingarner 
Lebronte Hoover 
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Demarcus Horton 
Devan Horton 
Colby Hough 



You only 1 



ive once an 



,1 



He strong, nolo 
no do it! 
JMarquita '^al 



on 



first and trust 
mat rle will 
be with you 
through all 
the good and 
bad times. — 
Joe Waller 



you are only this age once... 
nave fun while you re at it. 
-Mae-Mae Pi 



ierce 



Yes Mrrrrr. — DaMario d 



vin 



rrrrr 

JL/o not touch the t 
Lnristopher Drown 



tr 

rim;: 



a 10 Drown 

\\ hatever ijou do, work at it with all 
ijour heart as working for the Lord, not 
men. — Meredith tjraf 



Gillian Hough 

Whitney House 

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Brandi Howard 

Eric Howard 

Kristie Howard 

Marlon Howard 

Shanell Howard 

Tina Howes 

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Teri Hudson 

Tiffany Hudson 

Ashley Huff 

Don Huffty 

Alexis Hughes 

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Rachel Hughes 

April Hull 

Ryan Humphrey 

Brooke Humphries 

Misti Humphries 

Maureen Hunt 

Rebecca Hunt 

Sarah Hunt 

Carmeisha Hunter 

Damanon Hunter 

Dionna Hunter 

MAndreia Hunter 

Megan Husson 

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Trenese Hypolite 

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Clayton lies 

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Whitney Irvm 

Jobeth Istre 

Jonmikhail Ivy 

Edward Jackson 

Falon-Melan Jackson 

Kendra Jackson 





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II 



youre noi gonna 



do 



"Tl, 

lasf scnuisfer 

Yes Yes!!! your best, why homer. 

Iveva Larr i ( 




i 



— lessica 



aspie 



"Wl 

VV ho ijoii 

wit?...ICE!" 

Waijlon 

rlcloijcr 



ymg 



Kim Will' 



fill 



im yviinams 

I drop nil) iikiik i| on llii' |loor 



<IM do till I ll I IM {S. Illl()lll|ll 'I 1V( ||L Ul ||, 

' linsl, wlni li strengthens ,,<> regrets, jusl 
le. lit loiji.i Li ill< ihIiiii lessons learned. 

Blake Aliens! 



' ruising mown I. ml back avenue... I III 
Ml.!!" Merrell BolJen 
"Od ike gate!!" 
' narles I frown 



|eremu kv.iiis 

li> receive much 

i|ou must give mucj 

Manj Me' owei 



Students 




Kenneth Jackson 
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Daniella James 
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Virginia Jarvis 
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Daniel Jergins 
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Ethan Johns 
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Baylen Johnson 
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Carol Johnson 
Deasia Johnson 

Erikka Johnson 
Jason Johnson 
Jesse Johnson 
Jessica Johnson 
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Katie Johnson 
Lakrystal Johnson 



ill 



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etter man uou. 

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♦» 



Walker 

Music is Magic 
Lacey L/eM 

ror I ony! 

Uesiree ' Jiartier 

"Go Paul!!!" -Log Moses 



loss 



"fie m< 
best, accept 
no less, and 
live wirn 
)»ii(li ! 
-Kendall 

I I.IIlL llll 



Long time coming... 

If you 
ain t first 
you last. 



M 



trie Lharles Howard 



Get ike trutk and "Q,^ k ^ D^Jlir 

1 it not - wisdom, -Tiwan (ilov< 

instruction, aim nnder- 



se 



ver 



-Nicol 
l^arr 



tandiim. rv 23:23 



as 

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— r>randon L 



egnion 



\\ ken uou are at your 
lowest, clon t give up be- 
cause vjoa will be there. 
-Jamie Mayberry 




Hfl 



Laura Johnson 
Markeisha Johnson 

Miata Johnson 
Natalie Johnson 

Sarah Johnson 
Shakan Johnson 
Shalem Johnson 

Shondnka Johnson 

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Toiquisha Johnson 

Travis Johnson 

Whitney Johnson 

Russell Johnston 

Darryl Joiner 

Kenesha Joiner 

Carolyn Jolivette 

Josh Jolivette 

Alan Jones 

Annabel Jones 

Ashley Jones 

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Damon Jones 

Elizabeth Jones 

Ernest Jones 

Gregory Jones 

Hasim Jones 

Jeremy Jones 

Quiana Jones 

Remus Jones 

Robin Jones 

Sarah Jones 

Tonga Jones 

Whitney Jones 

Whytley Jones 

Zechariah Jones 

William Jonson 

Domonique Jordan 

Jamiee Jordan 

John Jordan 

Joseph Jordan 

Laken Jordan 

Mary Jordan 

Life isn t about 
about creating goursel 

You in., Boy Bleu! WorL hard, I 

i .nristopker Bleu joy your life be 
JYlarceaz 

ion can do all things through v Vrinallg... 

' hrisl Jesns. -April Spolsvi 



ng gourse 
rtacnel Jack 



hard and 



Keep your friends 



son 



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will, I lie 



ones... 



love 1 1« i 



mm en 



v 



.1, 



cause ir is snort. 
Nliardai Adesola 



close and i|om 

I 
eneitnes closer. 

Malll.ov D 



am lli< lones! 



'odson 



I /avid La 1 1 ii 

I loveMegan Bertkelol" fulie Fletckei 

WLt it is li 



- 9' 

t t Hi* ii u nornici 

I love iiou ' i<< i|k<i. 

1 ■ , l "" L -Lnester nrancr 




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Danielle Kenny 
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Jarred Knight 
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Matthew Koon 

Evan Korn 

Kimberly Kornahrens 
Jana Krajciova 
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Jocelyn Kyle 
Richard Kyle 
Mique Lacaze 

Alex Lachney 
Michael Lacour 
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Cierna Lacy 
Kenzi Lacy 
Ton Ladd 
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the best 

j 



revenge is success. 



Mi 



eremy i T iurray 

Laura List 



1 love Adam 



Lverything I Jo is 
[or nuj mother. Kesr in 
peace. — rjranuy rSeavers 



on 



tt 



PLil 4:13 

lhere is no substitute for Lauren 

hard work. — Lord Larsen rtoppolo 

Don t live with regrets. — JMil 



an 



"Go E DiJclu!! 

You flock! 
—Isaac rmjani 

M, 



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And you mink I 
- Oerena Liolliday 



care. 



Sarah Ladner 

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Kruz Landry 

Christopher Lane 

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Matthew Lanier 

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Lyle Lapeyrouse 
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David Lattin 

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Gerica Lawrence 

Stephen Lawson 

Cynthia Lazarus 

Adam Leblanc 

Christian Leblanc 

Matthew Leblanc 

Phillip Leblanc 

Latmna Ledoux 

Joey Lee 

Marcus Lee 

Taylor Lee 

Ty Lege 

Alleigh Leger 

Eric Leger 

Brandon Legnion 

Justina Lejeune 

Laramie Lemon 




V \ «v0nti[ 



I i|< is what you make <>| it, so 
make it GOOD!" k, Hi, I, wis 



"Willi .,11 tin, ,|, Hi,.,,, 
get an understanding. 

\l|k( l|l.l l<M|l(>l 



I /on f wait as long as me fo go 
fo school. —William rtacnal 



t* 



"D I I" 

l >< successful. 

' .hoicelaun l< ' linlon 



Do U Bio!" -Zeckarian H 



■ 1 1 1 s i < is everything. 



lot low your heart;. 
Lac, Williams 



ennigan 



ohecolo loves I '.). 

ill, ,, ,l,i lolinson 



hl( ssrd an(| 
1 1 • 1 1 ■ 1 ■ i ravorea! 
Ashley WilLi 






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Kellie Lewis 

Laken Lewis 
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Jose Llanito 
Victor Llanito 

Rechard Llorens 
Stephen Llorens 
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Brian Loe 

Kakendra Logwood 
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Dillon Long 
Melissa Long 
Daniel Longino 
Jessica Lopez 
Randa Lopez 
Myeisha Lott 
Kenya Louis 

Julisa Louper 
Kelly Louviere 
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Quinton Love 
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Yolanda Lucas 
Tara Luck 
Ashley Luckett 
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Lauren Lupo 
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Chase Lyles 



Ihats fantastic! — l±len JJaigle 

I love Hie owers 

Lveryming on & e TRACK 

f TEAM and 

lappens for CANES. 

»» -Ckantel Rrattoi 

i reason. 



-tmily Melly 



"A 



m omen 

men 



Deaiitijnl — vjenevoylyn Ceasar 

bet ike goal higher so you 
can challenge yourself. 
— L.orey rord 

t will pass, but 



You tt( M k, Larry 
floss. -Irenton need 

1 want it all, 
that s why 1 
strive for it! 



oil are no 



r 



"Yc 

whal you are 
called. lou are 
whal you answer 



a move- 
t will last. — Darius Williams 

Accept Ike tilings yon can t 
cliange. -rJrittany Young 



-Andre Nikka [ Qt _ leyaillia 

D.LWrigkt p, 

r ienu 





Justin Lyon 

Kristi-Anne Lyons 

Denise Mabiie 

Christopher Maclel 

Denan MacKey 

Heather Maddox 

Derek Maggio 

Katie Maggio 

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Beau Major 

Shanice Major 

Haley Malagarie 

Corey Malmay 

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Blake Manshack 
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Delicia Marks 

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Franklin Martin 

Hannah Martin 

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Qumnm Matthews 

Shecola Matthews 

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Tracy Matthews 

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Raven Maxile 

Imani May 

Kyle May 



i on don I nave to k 
trurnmg mil where lo |in<l 
the answer. Amanda lain 

' an I sl< <|>...< I 
eat me. -laulor i\lorl 



now 



ev< 



keep your eyes lo I li«- ski| 

and you will never sec Hie 

shadows! timer Montgomery 



•||„ 



OIKjIl JCSllS < 

done just Im'I 



I need 



lowns w 



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ll< < || tllOK 



assoon 



on 



mom i) mom: 



I look forward to coming back in I li< 
Love» Lizard future ana seeing NSI even better tnan 
iy i \ I j - now. vio Uemons! caul jnelton 

-Komi| Me' mire 



bab 

NiUi Pi 



f* 



ierce 

I 'mi I in. ike excuses, make 



In isl gou can get anything 
ieve. -larnesha Hamilton 

I hats ran hi slid 
Jennifer I looper 

lie who has a way In live |<>i CU) 
bear almost any now. I riediiiln 
Nietzcke -Kalle A. Myers 




[udents 




Life can only be lived forward, but under- r»d 

itood backwards. — Miaval Stewart a 

— Aust 

Al 
,11 o.ll 

Viva la 



ways snoot }or Hie moon because even if you miss, -p. 
you will still land among Hie stars — Justin bpaetne 



urns 



J 



m 



JJon r worry your life 
away, tnjoy it! reace. 
— Daylen Jolinson 



Jamie Mayberry 
Adrienne Mayeaux 
Emily Mayeux 
Sara Mayeux 
Erin Mayfield 
Geneva McAuliffe 
ma McBnde 

jerran McCann 
Rachel McCalister 
Kasey McCarthy 
Cierra McClain 
Paige McClain 
Brooke McCleary 
Chasity McClendon 

Arnaye McClinton 
Choicelaun McClinton 
Morgan McClure 
Michael McConathy 
Breyon McConnell 
Carley McCord 
Kaleigh McCord 

Mary McCowen 
Bradley McCullough 
Lauren McCullough 
Ryan McCully 
Alyssa McDaniel 
Megan McDaniel 
Chasity McDermott 

Ryan McDonald 
Hope McFarland 
Rachael McGee 
Bessie McGinnis 
lesha McGinnis 
Matthew McGraw 
Kara McGregor 

Sean McGuill 
Kody McGuire 
Lauren McKinley 
Katherine McKoin 
Bailey McLain 
Jordan McLamore 
Elizabeth McLellan 



Uur destiny is not written 
for us, but by us. 
-Arinand Kicbards 



Ison 



revoiucion 



ik 



' ^ollege just wouldn t be tin 
ame witbout financial aid 
trijing to screw you over. 
Josbua rlidkiff 



del proleiareado! — Krendan Larrell 
Yesterday is history, tomorrow 



My advice is to stay close to 
Vjod aim always lie yourself. 
— nrandi relton 



is mys 



tery. — Jose Llanito 



lhank 

! 



s mommy! 1 lovi 
Trad "PC" Mill 



e 
er 




Dominique McLemore 

Ethan McManus 

Whitney McMillon 

Jackson McNeal 

Ricky McNeal 

Jeffrey McNear 

Dustm McPhate 

Nathanial McReynolds 

Taronika Meeks 

Taylor Meeks 

Mathieu Mehl 

Jared Melder 

Marcus Melvin 

Rachelle Menard 

Gretchen Mendez 

Bnttni Mendoza 

Kevin Merkel 

Jessica Merrill 

Richard Merrill 

Joshua Meshell 

Allison Methvm 

Amy Metoyer 

Courtney Metoyer 

Valeria Metoyer 

Waylon Metoyer 

Megan Meylain 

Rodney Meziere 

Joshua Midkiff 

Meghan Mikesh 

Alex Miley 

Andrea Miller 

Dallis Miller 

Jeremy Miller 

John Miller 

Kayla Miller 

Mickey Miller 

Traci Miller 

Angelique Milliken 

Gmny Mills 

Sharla Mills 

Courtney Mitchell 

Katie Mitchell 




»» 



ral kids are harder to kidnap! rlarcus vj 



arcus vjary 
Sl„J By Me "| am sometoJy" "1962" - Jasmine |os< K >l. 

(I loaj kiiL ■ - ■ iv ■ 

III K i<l I > I 4 -I |«| "AmtiHous, FocuseJ & I >etermined Is ike 

wiii| lii lie. ' anal I 'upree 



|j 



III SOMH 

enara Logwood 

Know yourself. kitiilij I 'auzal 

lo give less lli. in your 
l>< si is lo sacrifice me <ji|k 
Pre N as k CranJell 



I laters...kovers...rvegan 
less, ijoii slionld always I 
you! - Arielle d. ' .raj 

I III I Ik < 1 1 1< k llil li 



love lo hare. 



Live, Love, <St Laugh. ' io<l is love, 
.*" aim Jr.siis is l'li<>. ( )I\Li wag! 



k,;il,< 



I rongelle I 'rexier 
like nol pockets lo! 
Iiira I IoIiik 



aig 




mkh 



lay for mu anKie injury 
Jessica JNikki bavell [\ 

1 wanna liold ijour liana. ..kenali, loxas 
Julij '2009 - Marissa bonnier 

J\bU has been a great 
experience for me. 

GO SENIORS 2010." 



Ike best wag to look at someone is not to took b 



ecanse 



tin 



entire lime tney re going 
1 Iiese have been tne best days of 



to be on their best bet 



lavior. 



Rahkeem Mitchell 
Timothy Mitchell 
Carrin Mitts 
Whitney Mixon 
Brendon Mizener 
Cameron Moises 
Landell Molette 

Shahla Momenpour 
Garrett Monroe 
Elmer Montgomery 
Stephanie Montgomery 
Tasha Moody 
Goldmon Moore 
James Moore 

Kara Moore 
Milan Moore 
Rebecca Moore 
Shareka Moore 
Stormie Moore 
Anna Morace 
Maegan Morace 

Cody Moreaux 
Clarissa Morgan 
Larissa Morgan 
Taylor Morgan 
Ternca Morgan 
Megan Moriarty 
Crystal Morris 

Damien Morris 
Lindsay Morris 
Marissa Morris 
Ora Morris 
Mathew Morrison 
Rico Morrison 
Greg Morton 

Mario Mosley 
Morgan Mosley 
Grace Moulton 
Bryan Munch 
Terrell Murdock 
Jeremy Murphy 
Amber Murray 

you look at tnem 
- Micliael Li 



I in 



Ike love of "Word. Ooo 0c 



I* 



Wi 



Joanna Wiggins 



mg ige... - J< 

Don { have regrets because af some point 



Hrittanu rlanuel 



in time it was exactly 
- Amanda Duncil 



tlii what 



you 



tied. 



Viod conguers 
alf. - 3ab 
V\ asninql 



Mephen Lc 



rina 



1 m the best, Helieve it 
Lasala Slaughter 



tducation is the 
keg to success. 

ill 



oiiuiugiie 



loinpson 




Jeremy Murray 

Taija Murrell 

Brandon Mustiful 

Katie Myers 

Thomas Myrick 

Joanna Nash 

John Nash 

Jordyn Nauta 

Emily Neal 

Aaron Nelms 

Lisa Nelms 

Cleveland Nelson 

Derek Nelson 

Jamey Nelson 

Kishe Nelson 

Marine Neveu 

Nekkolla Newsome 

Bndgette Nichols 

Johnathan Nichols 

Watson Nichols 

Laura Noonan 

Erica Normand 

Alexander Norris 

Kendra Northover 

Ashley Norton 

Joseph Norton 

Martha Norton 

Taylor Norton 

Stephen Norwood 

Christina Nugent 

David Nunnally 

Jessica Nuss 

Joshua Nuss 

Joel O'Banion 

Austin O'Brien 

Erica O'Neal 

Pamela Ochoa 

Stephanie Ojeda 

Victoria Olivier 

Cody Olsen 

Dasha Orebeaux 

Taylor Orgeron 



is impossible lo do everything people want you lo do; you 
jiisl nave < iioikjm Iiiik lo do ' tod s will. I >nl lanij l\ol>< i Is 

Everything good In li|< is either ■ 1 1 « <|.il. immoral or fattening. ' hanel \ivoi< 

\ 10 lo class or you re an epic failure. 

Live 'inil Love liki 
I In 1 1 s mi totnoi i ow, 

I 1,11111 \ mi 



»» 



I never I li«>u<i III I li.it college Mould 

In SO | II II . Ill)' |M (>|)l( ill'C <\ll< UK ll| 

nice •iimI I love il. I can I wail lo see 
now |.n I will go. Kynika I oik 



I i|i is <|ooil 

and 1 1 <|« 

better all t] 

time!" BiJ 

Mendoi 



I I "Mill .Ml UUR (MINK. "I ', ,,, , 111" *»i/ \ m A i 

^ i ' can ' wa " '° n'«>diial< !!! 1/ 1 M A , ] 

Ion M. LrOpnen, I ll.l). [amie "J. Me ' Warrick n \. 

- Patience Mall 



II|h^>| I i i L . t , liiils./ || 1 <sl<'i<l.ii| is liislot i|. lonioii'ow is .i ini|sl< i i|, ImiI lod.iij is a 

i|i|l. I li«i I s \vL| il s called ll" I resent. ' tabrieJ jmitn 




174 



Students 




mWilW- * * 



Mary Osteen 
Afton Owens 
Ryan Owens 
William Owens 
Kayode Oyeku 
Kayla Pacheco 
Jessica Packer 

Leah Pagels 
Morgan Palermo 
Casey Palombo 
Ryan Pang 
Casey Pardue 
Dana Parker 
Desire'E Parker 

Iceyuniek Parker 
Mary- Kate Parker 
Ramon Parker 
Whitney Parker 
Yoeisha Parks 
Thomas Pame 
Priya Patel 

Trey Patin 
Jenna Patrick 
Deonika Patterson 
Amanda Paul 
Curtis Paul 
Jennifer Paul 
Amanda Payne 

Demetrius Payne 
Dezmun Payne 
Ethel Payne 
Alicia Payton 
Kimberly Payton 
Shannon Pearce 
Nathan Pearson 

Brett Pefferkorn 
Ainsley Pellerin 
Cheron Pennywell 
Matthew Pepper 
Amanda Perkins 
Johnathon Perkins 
Lawana Perkins 



iller left 

Larley JY IcLord 



w 



remises are "}/[ Sliortpanis." 

1 " 

unsaid. JA y ] e J)^ j Q ftg 

Link ir up. 

Li|e isn I a box of rliorolates. Its more Were iYll lit. 

ike a Jar o| Jalapenos, what you do today JN jU rootball. 

miiild l)ii in you tomorrow. krisl'aisy l^i i 1 

"Hua L/aniels 

lo our fiit 
Tkanlcs M 



Live your life, 

STAY OUT OF 

MINE! Love you." 
— Kierra \\ oodanl 



Josli 



T 

pass 



L 



m gonna naveta 

Scott B 



1 just losl (lie game! 
rlelcner Jonson 

JNince es fame para lograr 



ea( 



, Love, lalitter & lie-due! 



rlelanie K. 



ay 



,GoJ!"-T 



lo que te propones, Me sienfo 
orgullosa ue ser rlonauena y 
TrenW and Katie! ser parte Je iSSU. (jraciasa 

Dad! fhanlv you clios y ani tanilia por forfo. 

amarrinier 



Jenny t\ 



amos 



Siedah Perro 

Dave Perry 

Mandy Person 

Sarah Person 

Lauren Peters 

Meagan Peters 

Angellica Peterson 

Eileen Peterson 

Joshua Peterson 

Lyneshia Petite 

Deividas Petravicius 

Konstantin Petrunm 

Matthew Petty 

Gary Phillips 

Kma Phillips 

Mary Phillips 

Regma Phillips 

Shandra Phillips 

Blair Pickett 

Candice Pickett 

Brittany Pierce 

Mary-Margaret Pierce 

Michael Pierce 

Nicole Pierce 

Elisabeth Pierite 

Tashina Pierite 

Teyanna Pierite 

Rhett Pilcher 

Emily Pinter 

Brittany Pippin 

Elizabeth Pleasant 

Codie Poe 

Alyssa Poirner 

Ry'Nika Polk 

Zachary Ponder 

Stanislav Ponomarev 

Elizabeth Pool 

Adam Porche 

Sarah Poree 

Lamarshea Porter 

Colton Possoit 

Ashly Potier 



A Phi A rules all 

I.i.iimIiiii \\ III .ill, II 




*«. 



wondered where mi| soul nii()lil he, I searched |< >i ' lod I > 1 1 1 lie eluded 
iii< . I si m 1 1 1 1 1 nil) brother oul ami |ound till three. ' <idi| Dourque 

jJylan Laton rlanUal, Everyone wants a 

will you marry me. 
-Samk C 



revolution, mil most 

arc loo la/ij to <j< I our 

o| bed -Jocelun rv ij l< • 



>ara 

I n memory o| ini| <\ 



ramer 

r<l in I iiml Ik i . It I I ' l.i ii 



• Inn I lower. I love Ijllll 

\iw youi glory. I 'on I nil o|| All. your nail 

' n .hi \ il 



ll„„ I,, 



I our greatest life 
lessons might have 
been endured inside 
these walls, Li! they 
weren t learned 
behind its desks. 
-Betnanij Frank 
I Kxrasl ination is like masturbation. there ain t nolhi . 
It [eels good, nut in Hie end ijou still to it but to do it! 

eJ yourself. -Beau Major -Kirk MadJ 



INorrhwesrern is a 

ureal school to <|o lo. 

' lei involved) sluui| 

and meet new people. J 

GODEMOli 

I '.isliii y h-elx .nix 



IK 



■k-k-k 




76 



Students 




ll 



rge made me do Hiis. — nretl Andre 

1} it doesn t work 
► at, you can always 
t." Dallis Miller 

"Next Best Th 

W lien 1 was a freshman, 1 wished 1 
. JMow that 1 m a senior, 1 wish 1 



We are what we re 
peatedly do. txcell 



Man, college is 



»! lis 



JUI 



ence, 
lerefore, is not an act, 
ont a haoit. — Aristotle 
— rJrendon JY1 



s so clean: Its so mam] 
people and filings fo do. 1 m done 
with high school] GROWN MAX 
STATUS!" -Dominique Mr 



Dustin Potts 
Joseph Potts 
Amber Powell 
Kaylyn Powell 
Matthew Powell 
Rebel Powell 
Yolanda Prescott 

Christopher Preston 
Justin Price 
Kevin Price 
Lindsay Price 
Lindsey Pringle 
Andrea Pugh 
Jacob Punch 

Joshua Purvis 
Tyler Pyles 
Cy Quebedeaux 
Katie Quebedeaux 
Victoria Quintanilla 
Megan Rabalais 
Stephanie Raborn 

Christian Rachal 
William Rachal 
Willdric Rack 
Larry Raggio 
Dustie Rambin 
Christian Ramos 
Jeffery Ramos 

Jenny Ramos 
Cameron Ramsey 
Ryan Ramshur 
Lon Randall 
Joanay Randle 
Jennifer Randow 
Kelsey Rankin 

Jessica Ratelle 
Lekisha Ratliff 
Natalie Ratliff 
Therease Ratliff 
Brandon Ray 
Courtney Ray 
Heather Ray 



rendon rlizener 



11I1CJ 



Ronnie Wi 



asluriijton 



was a 



James 

guy- 



senior, now 



con 



LI 



urn i ii ii | in rlclentore 

Uurbin is a great 
Jessica Kicks 

1m not a human bein ! ^ailta IS SO 

VlmahumanDOIN'!" 

— Lain-' /scar Bergeron 



Viod created pen- 
cils so that music 
students could mark 
in their music.-l mis 
lid Dr. Allen." 
jara rlayeux 



te time 



sai 



I 



J0II9 all ri 
he knows where a 



II il, 



Anitrecia Raymond 

Cammie Recer 

Morgan Redmon 

Kourtney Reece 

Allison Reed 

Tara Reed 

Trenton Reed 

Victoria Reed 

Adrian Reese 

Cathleen Reeves 

Chancy Reeves 

Stormie Reeves 

Brady Renard 

Kelcey Renfrow 

Trecey Rew 

Casey Reynolds 

Roger Reynolds 

Timothy Rice 

Amanda Richard 

Davone Richard 

Alyssa Richardson 

Armad Richardson 

Lauren Richerson 

James Richey 

Nathan Richterberg 

Jessica Ricks 

Melissa Rideau 

Michael Rigby 

Gary Riggs 

Leeann Riley 

Stephanie Riser 

Cody Ritchie 

Taylor Ritchie 

Tommie Rivers 

Anesha Roberson 

Bryan Roberson 

Alison Roberts 

Brittany Roberts 

Justin Robertson 

Kevin Robertson 

Markela Robertson 

Elizabeth Robichaux 




Like a I) 



)()SS 



hi 



44T9 



"Petite |eet, feminine step. S<>..mls like » "Tan Beta Si.,.,.,, is tke oest." |" IJOU pill 

I) I Tl , ladg wken kes walkin in tke room. Crucio! -Courtnee' Antkonu ~l rii l n l,M ar L^t n 

I aula I hompson .. . . ,» D . ,, c siraicjiu j«u Kt.i o 

I lie | tower <>| occlumency! biicnelle otepnens ■ • 

„ T TT "Win, is tkere a coud in me, I iii going I 

m a pilot! -Juan nay nie . ..I l,oo,„ IUi„k.., pull your enJo, 

„y I i crine system on 

"Go Demons!' Love NUSH" You have to keep in j i j 

"Yagurllook . DID ,1 Of l|Olir body. 

, , v * m Koneshica Bureau tune with your star ^ i \m 

I,L " U "- '•|..,sll,,i„lol!„,L,ll, I •• ./ .«,,.., -LarlyJYJ 

r w 1 1 blauer k.ill >\ ill 

Kiimi i \\ i u|lil 



I 



an 1 1 



,11 1." I ML... « 




Stephanie Robichaux 
Dywame Robinson 
Elizabeth Robinson 
jarvis Robinson 
jean Robinson 
Jermaine Robinson 
Justin Robinson 

Launa Robinson 
John Roche 
Michael Roddy 
Caitlin Rogenmoser 
Ashley Rogers 
Brittany Rogers 
Nichole Rogerson 

Kimberly Rollins 
Stanley Rolon 
Lindsey Rome 
Brittany Root 
Lauren Roppolo 
Johnson Rosalyn 
Jarvis Rose 

Larry Ross 
Adam Roy 
David Royal 
Nicole Rung 
Kayla Rush 
Eliazbeth Rushing 
Tijuan Rushing 

Joshua Russell 
Nicolas Russo 
Cecilia Ryder 
Latweika Salmon 
Amanda Sam 
Kiosha Sam 
Kiara Sampson 

Marcus Sanders 
Nicolas Sanders 
Timothy Sandifer 
Victoria Sanford 
Charlotte Santos 
Shauntena Sarpy 
Amanda Sarvis 



1, 



ivlr bhirley Dudley. Love ya auntie, -raul Weeks Uon t COUIlt 

r>e f he «™ct» ^ oot ' ' uc ^ everu ~ il J 1 

i i ne QYST „ the days; raak 

one! It was fun!! 

ange you -A<k«me Mage™* _y c y ul f} a M,ff Hie Jays counl 
rani to see "El,! Lei's go coolc -Jaspar EJwarJ 

a ike worlJ." «™> P«A rWs!!" «L lye Qpf campus ." 

Mil -Dash lliomas j t ] C h TTT 

atnew ,„ TNTTm wr VAC" -Irenton Jarred l^arlton J 



OO 



Life is h 
snort to 

Ik around 



wa 



s m 



jlats. 
-v^arohjn 
Dernard 



«i 



ornson 



Chaise Crook* 



Devins a liar. - - Jamie Alle 



Micah Sasser 

Taneisha Satcher 

Jessica Savell 

Anthony Scaturro 

Rick Schenck 

Tiffany Schloer 

Charniece Scott 

Courtney Scott 

Jasmine Scott 

Jessica Scott 

Kenneka Scott 

Lawrence Seawood 

Constance Seibles 

Ambrosia Selby 

Antoinette Selby 

Erin Semanco 

Bnanna Sepulvado 

Christian Sepulvado 

Kelli Sepulvado 

Shelly Sepulvado 

Spencer Sepulvado 

Hillary Severin 

John Sewell 

Jasmine Shafer 

Kayla Sharon 

John Shaughnessy 

John Shaw 

Sandra Shaw 

Nicholas Shelton 

Paul Shelton 

Chyna Sheppard 

Gabriel Sheppard 

Andria Shoemake 

Jeffrey Sholar 

Heather Shugart 

Paul Shultz 

Ryan Sickel 

Savana Simien 

Ashante' Simmons 

Kyle Simmons 

Lamont Simmons 

Mathias Simmons 








- — -1 

I always knew Looking back on "Peace, Love, & Pki Mu!" 

1 1 , III II IUmll.,„«M 

the tears would make mm; 1 1 1 1 . 

but I never knew Looking back on A-uop-aop- 

llu; Laughs woum make me cru. aoo-uop-a-wap- 

( a roli tic Belote lam-boom words 

.Iiisk Is the essence of mu beinq without il 1 am notn I I' vl 

to Live oij 3te 
pnen oendrick 



' i • •< I Is IL source <>| mi| strength 
i arkeshala W aldoi 



ing. In I keeping il real! Andrew Johnson 



Life Is to shod so live il to ln< fullest. ' hyna Sli< |>|>.i i <l 

Asians 

I) I" 
ttocll 

tiyan I ang 

I > es am I s 

Fastest who gets paid i 

Ik- |-isl« sl who gels laid 

"inancial Aid sucks ass 

Suck it NSU." - Colli. 

iVoodsoi 



never sell l< for 
less, <>iili| w li.il i|uii 
deserve and more. 
k( ni|<i Louis 




Students 




Victoria Simmons 
Earl Simon 
Herbert Simpson 
Molly Simpson 
Cordaro Smegal 
Casala Slaughter 
Jessica Small 

Kelvin Small 
Albert Smith 
Anna Smith 
Bradley Smith 
Chelsea Smith 
David Smith 
Edward Smith 

Gabriel Smith 
Jessika Smith 
Kenya Smith 
Krystle Smith 
Lacie Smith 
Mary Smith 
Rashad Smith 

Reneisha Smith 
Tina Smith 
Malcolm Smoot 
Bethany Snell 
Joanna Snipes 
Casey Soileau 
Tiffany Solis 

Marissa Sonnier 
Natalyn Sonnier 
Bnttney Sorapuru 
Esther Sowell 
Michael Sowells 
Justin Spaethe 
Sarah Spain 

Sheryl Spears 
Jennifer Speed 
Nicholas Spellmon 
April Spotsville 
Mark Springer 
Joanna Spurgeon 
Jonathan Spurgeon 






no arms. 



like a far kin with 
don I play. nyan Humphrey 



very thing happens por a reason 



leaga 



n '^andiotto 



>r is in 



I! 



ean is a 



hrey _LJ 

— Matt rowler Int. 

ts of l| 



lorn A 



jour 



Let the 
deepest desires possess Hie 
death of your dreams. 
— Jerett ' .rumbley 

1 don r nave any quotes 
' Jarence l^nanal 



oop 

rotluce a little 
anarchy. Upset Hie 
established order, and 

everything becomes 1 can do all thimjs 

cliaos. ' 7n, and you through Christ wl 
know the thing about strengthens me 

rina Tiayes 



nsario mas 



Joel 



I he dock 
the Ik 
rerreyros 

"YESTERDAY IS HIST( )RY, T( )M( )RR< )W IS A MYSTERY, TODAY IS 
A GIFT THAT IS WHY IT'S CATTED THE PRESENT." - David fWier 



B 



1 can do all thii 



66 



10 



diaos. Its fair. lrina Ti< 



mg like me dipper 
Jacol Shut 



Anastasia Squryres 

Mary Squyres 

Rachel Staggs 

Suzanna Staggs 

Tyler Stahl 

Jesse Stalker 

Robyn Stambaugh 

Patricia Stampley 

George Standifer 

Joseph Standifer 

Anna Stanfield 

Caleb Stanfield 

Clinton Stanfield 

Jacob Starks 

Davina Starr 

Samuel Starr 

Lapatrick Steadman 

Michael Stedman 

Charissa Stelly 

Emily Stelly 

Mounira Stephens 

Richelle Stephens 

Michael Stephenson 

Anthony Stewart 

Natalie Stewart 

Shaval Stewart 

Katie Stiles 

Julia Storrs 

Joshua Strickland 

Randi Stuard 

Adam Sullivan 

Randall Sullivan 

Ashley Sumbler 

Matthew Sumwalt 

Sarah Sutton 

Jacob Swindle 

Chrisenthya Sylve 

Christopher Sylvie 

JenniferTarpley 

Joseph Tarpley 

LukeTarver 

Ada Tate 




I someone lias 



!>< a I- 1 1 1 1 1 on ' .am 

bus, lea role model ALJrar a rkeafo 
lion iioii , . , , „ , , , '■ ,iQ 

for tke world. is magic isn 1 1| 

Itaintalwayswhatyoudo, tts wnoyoulel nave [ailed. — I timer OH rlell 

see you do il. Ii| I '. ■ • I • I ■ i Havana bimien 



love Apes. "Wken gou feel .liar s 
' Jemonce lleanl worked harder I Lin 

-SeanMeGuill - Eileen Peters! 

i .I iVomij .ni I1( i> 1( iL Success, jusl do it — vieoffrey Hone 

Graceo(God." [osk Purvis "C 'lull I ' I "C II I \NJ 

jome sai| oolloni depends on where ijonre sir- ' ioo<i link n^n 

ils gel il in liL< INCHES AL ,, "II ,' I I \\r\ , !ll! I I ill 

tirnj. I lial s (lunili. \\ here ijoii re sill in<j depends sunieni* 

l»i^\ 1,1 1 < J. \ I* I or I 'uplessis 



**i^l 



onallioi 



CltrislopL 




82 



Students 







,ltll 



li'flDTUUJroTffiU 
i /ul o[ college, Linally! 
hanks rlama and 1 apa for 

reruthing and your patience. lGct] TOIt 

an t wait to marry uou 1: 



Kemember me qood t 



ememoer me goo 
Hie baa 



I. 



lmes, 
ana enjoy 



marry you iren- 



ICaite vjnebedf 



)ll' vjo Uemons! 



it all. -rtobun Mambauqh 



augj 



Some people Hunk it can nap- 
pen, some people wish it could 

lappen, others, make it happen. 
Michael Jordan - Derek ' iriffc 



Chasity Taylor 

i Taylor 
Kendra Taylor 
Kymberly Taylor 
Lynnette Taylor 
/ia Taylor 
Tammy Taylor 

GlendaTeasley 
MeshandaTelsee 
DwightTennie 
Courtney Terry 
Luke Teutsch 
jasonThibodeaux 
Megan Thibodeaux 

Daniel Thiels 
Anastacia Thomas 
Ashton Thomas 
Chadrick Thomas 
Erica Thomas 
Hannah Thomas 
Jeremy Thomas 

Kantesha Thomas 
Keyera Thomas 
Sherrion Thomas 
Sierra Thomas 
Tiffany Thomas 
Tre'Mesha Thomas 
Dominique Thompson 

George Thompson 
Justin Thompson 
Kelsey Thompson 
Laken Thompson 
Paula Thompson 
SydneyeThorton 
Cameron Tillman 

Sarah Timmons 
Alexandra Tolbert 
Ashley Tolliver 
Madeline Tolson 
AmandaToney 
LidanielToomer 
Reginald Toomer 



fc.li! Lets go warm 
it up!!! -lalara 
Sweet lea t>i 



>yers 



71, 



s on 



JNever step out on faith thai ; 
broken glass. -Danielle Kenny 



10 'jreek! 
Kacliel 
'Jc' .alister 



lyoungj mind is a ter- 
ble thing to waste.. .but it 

fun! "Ansley Hugnes Peace, love and all that good 

Michael Asnwortn 



rhi rhi rocks! Live 
life lo the tidiest. 
Nicole k.. t'auzat 



n 



sure is 



■k**" 



Mrawoerry 
— Asnleu Allred 



leg 




jasmine Torregano 

JermeshiaTousant 

Kenneth Toussaint 

NoraTownsend 

Nicholas Treusch 

William Treusch 

Joyce Trowel 

Dairyl Tucker 

Si Tucker 

Ashley Tullos 

Stephanie Tummons 

Arielle Turner 

Diante Turner 

Whittney Turner 

Eugene Tyler 

Klayton Valega 

Shamaigun Vanburen 

Chris Vance 

Dustin Vandersypen 

JanitzaVasquez 

MeagenVasseur 

Christopher Vaughn 

Elizabeth Venable 

Joseph Vercher 

SkylaVercher 

CotyVerdm 

Jaime Verdun 

Casey Vickers 

Brittany Vinson 

Kristin Viola 

Alexandra Visconti 

Jessica Vizena 

SamanthaVoinche 

Darrell Wafer 

Nicholas Wafer 

Lauren Waguespack 

Madison Wakefield 

Yarkeshala Waldon 

Jimmie Walker 

Justin Walker 

Knsten Walker 

Laster Walker 




In Ihis world, Hurt; an: I In movers and 



lis not about fame or fortune, its about Hie kin 
o person iiou are afterwards. — rv risl i«' Amnios 

llis.... I........' II | | | | | || I | 

shakers and evcrijoodij else. I would rather 
I..L selected to 111! I l 'T II ^ 

serve Al \!" ' M , ' u one w ''° sna ^ es tnin 9 s "l> •'•-»" •<> °e College Dwagga 

Mark Daniels move d bu nothing, laul Randall Adams -Lalinna LeDoux 

l)ij mtj senior year I m sure J nave decided on a good quote. -Jiisrin Lijor 



tii 

S.....I. ' n.mrr: I ... I Lr iiwki 
ward Sarah! S,.i«il. * I. inn 



iN.il town Kepresenter ' .hernika Leoi 

Lifes a garden, <li<i il! Laulor I 



"Ne(,alivil.,...o,»l lie 

I " ( I Dl 

window. ' In is I doom 



Never complain annul' hard work and 
pain because you II never have Ihe rainuov 



1 1 i)on il id ii I have I Ik rain, nelsij Lnye( 




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'Rkk Fl 



Roberta Walker 
Amber Wallace 
Carmen Wallace 
Logan Wallace 
Samuel Wallace 
Joe Waller 
Alicia Walsworth 

Paula Walsworth 
Emily Walter 
Megan Ward 
Tiffany Ward 
Jeffrey Ware 
Aaron-Michael Warren 
Bianca Warren 

Evan Warren 
Jesika Warren 
Jamie Warrick 
Cassandra Washington 
jasmine Washington 
Ronnie Washington 
Sabrina Washington 

Angela Waskom 
Paige Waters 
Dwayne Watkins 
Alanea Watson 
John Watson 
Jonathon Watson 
Kenneth Watson 

William Watson 
Travis Watts 
Jason Weams 
Garrett Webb 
Jason Webb 
Mareo Webb 
Natalie Webb 

Taylor Webster 
Jasmine Weeks 
Jessica Weeks 
Paul Weeks 
Glen Weideman 
Louis Weldon 
Brynna Welling 



terson 



[{ a Unci, of 20 year K ick j lair ° n em ^ en UupUlj yo Da J _ riruail Kob< 

Ids arc playing capture "I .1 , 1 ,| f T T) T\ i " D 1 11 C II 

1 think, therefore 1 am. — rtene 17escarres — rxandall Sullivan 

"So fresk no less Music IS life Jollll 



JNormal is what y< 



■ew, 



km ill) ( 



maJ 



pay all over campus 

1 11:00 p.m., it must formal is wnat you 

" " t »"-l- 1 ,,» C lCn Sofl H lookklgk" Miclmel Butler. J 

rirst ana [ore- 

Iou ran give and not love, but „, os t. I love GodT lou can complain and 

ti i — Andii Jhoemak 

love and not give... 

4s. Wells — lacqueline Wells 



1 ou can complain and remain or you can 




Jacqueline Wells 

Adam Wentzel 

Kristen Wesley 

Darby West 

Lauren West 

Naomi West 

Destiny Westergard 

Justin Wheat 

Brandon Wheatley 

David Wheatley 

Ashley White 

Brandi White 

Cady White 

Jasmine White 

Lachardius White 

Nina White 

Randashalia White 

Shanynca White 

Lewej White low 

Amber Wiggins 

Joanna Wiggins 

Margaret Wilder 

Matthew Wiley 

Dorces Wilfred 

Ashley Wilkerson 

Dillion Wilkerson 

Laura Willett 

Alonzell Williams 

Amber Williams 

Anna Williams 

Antionette Williams 

Ashley Williams 

Brittany Williams 

Bryan Williams 

Cherie Williams 

Cherrelle Williams 

Cody Williams 

Darius Williams 

Deidra Williams 

Erin Williams 

Evonne Williams 

Gecyka Williams 

SU Baseball ' kamps I i|< isn I about waiting [or I lie Storm l<> pass, il s 

M,l(,! " ( ' ' " U aloul learning to Jance in tke rain." Lussa Lillet 

ion arc more IikcIii l<» nil ( 1 V 

College is yay 3omer rarna 

. 1 . 1 1 1 lli< words <>| nii| mouth and ln< medita 
lion <»| ■ 1 1 < | heart be pleasing in lour sight. 

' Mi I old mil L<>< k ami mil nrdciiiici. I sal in 




*1*1 



Ion 



Anything worth having is worth 
lighting |or. Drittany I.. Vinson 



nan a 



ijours* l| willi a dull k ii 1 1< 

sharp knife. |onathon I erkins 



I I our Inline is as In pijil 

you make...li<)lil il n|>. non I 
deal w illi I lii (liniiii'ss: 
Si( (I. ill I in" 



In \>vi( I I ui 



ssia, i I 



orks 




I nrough time, spare aid 
troubles, NSl will remain 
dear in my heart. 
ToriN.LaJJ 



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Students 




Live life with 

N^U definitely beats 
iclil! -Judy H. rowler 
T , T II cou 

Live Laugh 

ove —) 
Katjla lam 



no regrets -Lean Will 
lairl bquad- 



iams 

ey-oop, my sorors! -rsrittany IN. Williams 



»t 



L 



ar without 



Idn r have made il this 
lliout 'jod! ' Jass of 
!i()l()! -Mianeka Young 

"Be OWT 

ayior n , n 1 , 

-JL/ywame t\obi 



L!" J 

Tke 



asinine 



ues 



Jaderian Williams 
Janiesia Williams 
Jessica Williams 
Kendra Williams 
Kimberly Williams 
Lacy Williams 
Lakimbria Williams 

Leah Williams 
Lou-Anne Williams 
Luke Williams 
Michael Williams 
Nathan Williams 
Preanna Williams 
Saraney Williams 

Shannon Williams 
Shaquana Williams 
Tyler Williams 
Jacob Williford 
Kaleisha Willis 
Lovell Willis 
Ebony Wilridge 

Eva Wilson 
Latoya Wilson 
Milzokiya Wilson 
Sara Wilson 
Whitney Wilson 
BrendaWinbery 
Kayla Wingfield 

Toby Winkler 
Wesley Winnon 
Ruth Wisher 
Katie Wolf 
Travis Womack 
Benjamin Wood 
Erin Wood 

KoryWood 
Heather Woodall 
Astin Woodard 
Jarred Woodard 
Kierra Woodard 
Allesha Woods 
Cheylon Woods 



LJon t fell me now to 
my life. 1 do what 1 
t! -Kirbye Adkins 

A moment of waf- 
fle. -Uustin Deard 

1 rum is incontrovertible. Malice may attack 
it, and ignorance may decide it, but in the end, 



bhafer 



ive 



want 



dl o| I, 



re will only be one you for a 
fearlesshj be yourself. — Lauren Mill 



nson 



Octavia Woods 

James Woodson 

Andre'Nikka Wright 

Kamri Wright 

Samantha Wright 

Stephanie Wright 

Brittany Wright-Bryant 

Cherlyndria Wyatt 
Patrick Wyatt 

Siji Wyatt 

William Yeager 

Erica Yeglic 

Brittani York 

Annette Young 

Brittany Young 

Donald Young 

Lauren Young 

Shaneka Young 

Jacob Youngblood 

KierraYoungblood 

Chelsea Zeno 



Life is too short to 
be sad and too inurli 
[un to be depressed. 

-Landace rairiey 




\\ hat time is it. 
CYST!" -Rkett Pilcker 



Life is wliiil you 
make it, make il 
worth gour time. 
k',,,,1,, Miller 



Long v^urlij Hair I 'on I '.are. — Justin I'ilo 
Ion only get one life, you might as 



( id il (HUM' in li|c, live lo 1 1 m« - |iillcsl! biillin| ' I 



'Be Happu!" - Dillon HoU 



} 



well live il lo the | idlest; never regret "I j I ■ I ■ I ■ I 'i I II 

I feel roar if ir doesn r kill 

something llial once made you smile. 

iniz 



en I 

' \\\ 



Jessica Alai 



you it simply makes y 
stranger. - Kenny Wat 



son 



' kI on I In in dice! nol 
line |ason l \i inclin 



1 1 I can [ have heaven men 1 11 raise riell! — IMick Mielfon m 

Live, Laugh, Love ana laugnl 



leaven 

l[ people mind Hieir own busi- 
ness il will be a oeller world. I m 
in control o| my own destiny. 
I 'avina Marr 



I in lia|>|>y its almost over.. .last year 
laay! Miaijuana Williams 



' lulliiM| M 

I), I 111 some more! Ihileii II.. ml 

li ii li.i mI I loi ons 



I be first step <>| progress 

I I || "Live life to ike fullest witn 

is to acknowledge uour 

no regrets I ravis I Satiste 



I '<> on lo others as you would 
waul I In in lo do on lo you! 
i \ inn rh loner 



.nills." Paul Wills 
v * . 

i\o regrets jusl lessons learned. 

I re b sin I nomas 



I i|. is a dance | one stage lo IIm- next, 

Klisll II 'l.llllllll 



I Jon I count the days; make Hi 
days count. -Jasper cdwards 

I sec you I'i Kappa P™ 

I , * ( ami ion Moisis 

lialiy, sliakin 

I | I I I I )< HIS IS .1 ll.l'- 

that lha ii<) : 

i- I Kai In I I i( Me 

Nolomon 
Malll.ews 



Ml 
ISi 



lUcHarJ!!! BENICL.."-F.J.Del P U 

I tool is a loll "Live life to its fullest 

and love with all your 
heart because 11011 II 



UK 



l|il a roll is <i 
III... I we iliui 




liM no lolls, 
<||n we (Ion I 

^H no rolls. 
Began ' .fieri* 

I Mams 



ecause you 1 1 never 
know when il con Id all 
end. -nrittany tiogers 



|usl lliink how I ■ . ■ | > | > ■ | i|ou would l>< 
you lost everything gou li.nl now and I In i 



got it bark again. — kimh^ly k nlm m 
Is crazy as it sounds, 

1' o| tin: most important 

to know 






ngs in college is 
o your real friends are. 
erie Williams 




A bird in the hand is worth 
in Hie bush. ' aleb lYIanasco 

"I am the best out 'HOLLA'" 

l) |) ( Rise willi lli« I, .IL i 

rtyari I . \ teorge 

Jordan I . ' .oker 

I o|> |m|i (|< I loose! 

I im N,lllcll|( I 

I lie woods would be very si 
lent if no birds sang except Hie 
best. -Lalvaeika A.l. Sal 





' 10 I Vinous! \\ e are I In 
best! Laulor Ferguson 



Love, |<>i|. I eai e! 

I I. all. IU.L. 

live Life to the fullest!!!" 

\iiam i| \\ 1 1 1 i.i ins I 5 




I lii i )■ i< 1 1 1 1 kxI .i 1 1 1 1 1 h i in | is 
possible. -■ I ■ i Rushing 




linon 



those who think are only few, 
for so few think who think 
they do. — -Stephanie La' j rone 

I lie only tiling there is to fear is the 
ear o| liyers Morgan r let. lure 

INo matter where you go in life, 
no matter the wealth, always 
bring your own sunshine =) 
{Natalie Stewart 

tame 

y ioodbye 
,\NI ...won I see 




Avoid Mm unhappy 
and unlucky law: 10 
- iMorrall Rroussard 
ouge me Hone — family is 
forever — Megan rloriarty 

if you aint snake, Before you jiulue, try to "T (I I 

i J i J ' J lo reverend- ' mil as our maker, 

you aint s . I (" T . C ii i . i II- II .1 

love. -Jasmine Jcorr striving to serve I I mm hi all thniijs 

-creed oj 1 hi iMu -;\ndi I million 

Lrrare numanum Lsl. -rtoger riall 

He who you are and say what »»|f i 

[ ii ,i I,, '1 y° ur ' ,ear l is 

you feel, because those who matter 

don't mind and tl.ose who mind Ilot in ^..take 

don t matter. -- tre-rleslia I hoinas yourself Olll! 

LLLLLLV -JaysunWeams -MelaiskaS 



mis 



ur worm is no 



I id it before them briefly so they will read 
illex Laclineg it, clearly so they will appreciate it, pictur- 
Dwelling on llie negative sim- esquely so lliey will remember it, and ac- 

Ifl" ply contributes lo its power." curately so they will he guided by its light. 

- Morqan Mosle- (W» Pulit - r )" NatasL A ^ 



you next year 



arrei 
tJrown 



organ 1'losley 
We miisn 1 let our passions destroy 

J J n _ In da race -Oara Matlock 



our dreams. 



1| w r e ever forget 
that we are Une 
JNalion Under tjod, 
then we will be a 
nation gone under.— 
Ronald Reagan 

-RudiW 



nspire those who nee 
iration. Admire those who 
ed admiration. Appreciate 
ose who need Appreciation. 
Lhasity rlcLlendon 

vjo Uemons! -JY1 



lsner 
ou 



wanna near 



I.. 



an 



Uestiny Weslergard 

L 'on I hope or wish |or something to happen yc 
In mi LI know it will happen. -Lharissa Melly 
"T I ll l V A "I love Paul Ran- 

Ihis will be the most exciting 4 

f dall Adams, loo! "I Jon t 

years of my life!! 1 can t wait to Katie Stockton i , , 

excuses, 1 fusr want 

see wkat NSU kas in store for me. J ,ove Rlcl,a ;; cl to see results."-Lau- 

r n in" i) r f) w^" renAskl Peters 

Ijo L/emonsl;. Kuan l_. U> Ai 

dyPe 



erson 



yan v_.. v_^ »r^iu - 1'lorgan Uarner 

llie only hindrance to your "Money can't buy li{<- 

rUMarley"-Jeff\Va 



1 1 I I A 1 D il "C i. i,i i ii success is uour own insecii 

Ii the words of Asher Koth Sometimes good things tall apart m y 

rities. — Lheylon Woods 



arley 

Smil 
it makes lif 



e more, 
e 



ove college, 1 love women, so thai dLJ I kn things come 

>ve (111 1 1 in! ! !' I'm a true together! I don 1 know who said il "| ),„, t worry ahout tomorrow, besides, today was more | un ]' 

II" II 1 1 \Ti 1 I first, but they re abigkt with me! -the tomorrow you worried ahout yesterday. ..rights TaraLuck 

k. — Johnathan fNichols ^ () 

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Janette Aaron 

Tresa Abramson 

Misti Adams 

Alex Aichinger 

Shala Alexander 

Annette Allen 

Burt Allen 

Jeannine Ammons 

David Antilley 

Wade Arnold 

Jack Atherton 

Muhammad Baig 

Don Barker 

Joyce Barnes 

Wendy Bartlett 

JoAnn Bell 

Lillie Bell 

Jody Biscoe 

Yolanda Bobb 

Rebecca Boone 

Bill Brent 




rowing in 

Some of the best things in life happen 
when you aren't on dry land. This was 
the case for Alan and Yonna Pasch. 

The couple met while participating on the 
rowing team together, but their first conversa- 
tion didn't happen until sitting at McDonald's 
during a rowing trip. 

"It's kind of funny," Alan said. "But the first 
time we ever had a conversation was... when 
we figured out that her named spelled back- 
ward is 'annoy.'" 

The couple began dating in February 1999 
(a year after they met). 

Alan proposed before Christmas during a 
home-cooked dinner. 

"He had everything planned to a T,' from romantic music, candles and 
an amazing meal with a fabulous desert," Yonna said. "After we ate, well 
after I ate, he was too nervous to eat much of anything, he got on his knee 
and proposed. I had no idea he was going to propose. Best Christmas 
present exchange ever!" 

Yonna graduated in fall 2001 with a Bachelors of Science in hospital- 
ity management and tourism and received her Masters of Art at NSU in 
2003. While at NSU, she was the travel coordinator, varsity woman's team 
captain, vice president and oarswoman of the year for the rowing team. 
She was the second vice president for Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society, 
the fundraiser chair for NSU FACS, vice president for the Student Person- 
nel Association and a member of Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority. She began 
working at NSU in 2003 and is now the Director of Student Activities for 
Organizations and Leadership Development, the director of the Marathon 
Rowing Championships (the largest fundraiser for the rowing team), and 



to eacli olli 




ers arms 

the Alpha Sigma Alpha ritual adviser. 

Her advice to students: "Get involved a 
don't be afraid to talk to people. The only n 
gret that I have is that I waited to get involve 
Don't wait! Start now! there is something 
NSU that you can contribute your talents a 
enthusiasm." 

An LSU transfer, Alan described his fi 
years at Northwestern as some of the be: 
times of his life, growing fond of the peopl 
traditions and campus. He graduated in 20' 
with a bachelor's in art and a minor in photogr; 
phy, and he then recieved his masters in spon 
administration from NSU in Dec. 2006. Whil 
at NSU, he served as captain, vice-presiden 
president and assistant coach for the rowing team, and participated in th 
Spanish club, intramurals, student art society and Pi Kappa Phi Fraternit 
He was both a Dean's list and President's list student, three-time Crev 
Oarsman of the year, three-year crew varsity captain, and crew novic 
team captain. 

Alan began working for NSU in fall 200 1 as the rowing coach and 
now the director of athletic facilities. 

His advice to students: "Take advantage of everything that college ha 

to offer. You only get one change at it, and it goes by way too fast. Some 

the best summers of my life were the ones I spent here with my friends, 

realize that Natchitoches doesn't offer much in the way of entertainmen' 

but it is the people you meet and the memories and bonds you form th 

make college life what it is." 

Bethany Franl 




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Mary Brocato 
William Broussard 
Phil Brown 
Garrison Burton 
Megan Candiotto 
Christie Caperon 
Laura Carroll 

Lauren Castle 
Cortney Cavanaugh 
Artie Cebrynski 
Eloisa Chambers 
Winde Chambers 
Paula Christensen 
David Christophe 

Debra Clark 
John Coutee 
Paula Craig 
Robert Crew 
Juanita Darby 
Matt DeFord 
Neeru Deep 

Nicol Delphin 
Susan Dollar 
Barbara Duchardt 
Chris Eding 
Stephen Elliott 
Alan Emstein 
Julie Emstein 

Dawn Eubanks 
Catherine Faucheaux 
Jamie Flanagan 
John Foster 
Maye Foster 
Dorene Fox 
Pamela Francis 



£&. I stumbled upon the addiction field when 
W| did my internship in college. I decided 
to stay in the field to help the adoles- 
cents I work with in the community. They are 
challenging, creative and very impressionable. 
It is so rewarding to see them making positive 
changes, not just with their addictions, but with 
their families and school as well. They reach so 
many levels of success! "-Joseph D. Biscoe III 



^ iff Life happens while school happens! Learn to do them both 
Vwwell and at the same time!— I tell all my students this at the be- 
ginning of each semester and every time they have an excuse 
about absences and late work."-Lori LeBlanc 




I have worked at the library through the transition from pa- 
'per indexes and the card catalog to online resources. In a lot 
of ways, research is much harder now since you have to learn 
so many different ways to find information. Still, the most thrilling 
part of my job is when I explain how to do research to students 
and see their eyes light up with excitement because they get what I 
am trying to show them and see how it will help them. That is the 
most fun in being a librarian."-Abbie Landry^ 



^ jC During my more than 30 years as pro- 
Vw'fessor of finance in the College of Busi- 
ness, it has always been a rewarding 
experience to play a small part in the life and 
education of my students. Like a rose that 
is nurtured, then blossoms into a beautiful 
flower, our students are educated, mentored 
and mature into productive and wonderful 
people"-Dr. Stephen Elliot 



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193 



Frank Fuller 

Paula Furr 

Carolyn Gatti 

Cole Gentry 

Jacki Giesey 

Barbara Gillis 

Elizabeth Graves 

LaTasha Gray 

Pete Gregory 

Liz Gresham 

Pam Grigsby 

Tommy Hailey 

Katy Hall 

Tom Hall 

Judy Hamous 

Greg Handel 

Brenda Hanson 

Tom Hanson 

Kent Hare 

Cathleen Harper 

Kelli Haynes 

Jodie Hemicka 

Kerryl Lynne Henderson 

Sketter Henry 

Ashlee Hewitt 

Debbie Hichman 

Steve Hicks 

Myranda Hill 

Pam Holcombe 

Alma Holloway 

Carla Howell 

Jessica Hudspeth 

Susan Hussey 

Rafiqul Islam 

Adam lannik 




I ^"jf Enjoy the experience of college life, but act respon- 

Jjjg^k I Wsibly," Mary Margaret Shivers advised NSU students. 

^^^^^^b Mary was a spring 1971 graduate with a bachelor's 

f^M - — ^^L 1 degree in secretarial administration from the College of Busi- 

^L J"i. Wm ' ness. She also has a certified professional secretary certifi- 

^W^ I cate 

^^ She began working for NSU on July I, 1971, as a civil ser- 

^^^— ^^1 I now Coordinator of Academic Affairs. 

M 'As a student, I was rather shy and focused on getting my 

^Pff'^^W^Bl degree so that I could begin working," she said. 'As an em- 
ployee, I have worked for truly outstanding individuals who 
helped me grow professionally in the positions that I have held." 

Mary worked in the areas of financial aid, research and academics, but by 
far her favorite is academics. While at NSU, she participated in the secretarial 
organization and earned her four-year degree in three years. 

She met Charles, her husband, in 1974 shortly after he began working at 
NSU. They began dating that December. They discussed getting married and 
then, one Saturday, they went to United Jewelers in Shreveport and picked out 
rings, she said. 

Bethany Frank 



£X Do your best at whatever yc 
^wattempt," Brenda Fowler Mi 



nMQI^^ft er told the students 

iV m Brenda graduated in May 196 

^[ \ Bl with a degree in business admini 
\ l-~^fl tration. She later received anothi 

jf^r ir's in computer informatio •? 

systems in 1987 and then her Ma 
ters of Education with a concentr, 
tion in educational technology 
1999. She has worked at NSU since September 1996 ar 
is now director of registration and graduation. 

While at NSU, she was a member of the Purp| 
Jackets and the Pan-Hellenic Council, and president 
the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She was also nam' 
Who's Who Among Students in American Universiti 
and Colleges. 

Bethany Fran 



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Mill I III .i.JI 




194 Faculty & Staff 





jf I am proud to say that I am an alumnae of NSU-twice, BA 
tw English with a minor in Speech, 1987; MA in Art, 1994. Pres- 
ently, I am the assistant professor of art and gallery director 

the Department of Fine Arts. I was the last coed to act as 
ibella when she was 'moved' from Caldwell Hall to the 'Old 
('omen's Gym'-now NCPTT-in October 1982. Chris Maggio was 
long the very active students on NSU's campus at the time who 
sisted with the ghost moving."-Leslie Gregory Gruesbeck 



^/l graduated from NSU in the spring of 
Vw2006 (with a degree in general stud- 
ies and a minor in math) and currently 
work at the university (as the facility coordina- 
tor of welness and recreation and asst. direc- 
tor of club sports)." While at NSU, I was on 
the cheer team. -Steven Wood 




^ j£ Faculty member 14 years at 

V#NSU in Jan 2010, currently 

13.5 FTE"-David King 



Alysia Jones 

Dorothy Washington Jones 

Linda Jones 

Sharon joy 

Julie Kane 

Kathryn Kelly 

Melissa Kelly 

Eileen Kendrick 
Margaret Kilcoyne 
Kioh Kim 
David King 
Larrie King 
Martha Koury 
Gail Kwak 

Abbie Landry 
Roxanne Lane 
Jung Lim 
Peggy Lodndge 
Anna MacDonald 
Hank Maddox 
Shamise Madison 

Chris Maggio 
Pat Martinez 
Melanie McBnde 
T. Davma McCain 
Sarah McFarland 
Maureen McHale 
Donna McPhearson 

Catherine Merchant 
Hesham Mesbah 
Madeline Meziere 
Lauren Michel 
Angela Miller 
Lyndsey Miller 
Brenda Milner 



^ j£What lies behind you and what lies 
*w*before you is nothing compared to 
what lies within you."-Joy Johnson 



^ j£ I am a single parent with one daughter still at home, while 
*wtwo daughters have grown up, married and now have 
given me beautiful grandchildren during my time working 
at NSU. I have loved this university since I first came here for a 
band function while in my high school band during the late 70's. 
I am honored and proud to be a part of this university and strive 
to be a true assest to this great community."-Kristie Hilton 




Faculty & Staff 



195 



Joe Morris 

Linda Nichols 

Bobby Nowlin 

Drake Owens 

Wendi Palermo 

Sanghoon Park 

Vicki Parrish 

Ron Pedro 

Barbara Pierce 

Susan Pierce 

Pat Pierson 

Joseph Pope 

Geraldme Rachal 

Jarrett Reeves 

Belinda Roberson 

Carolyn Roberson 

Galindo Rodriguez 

Dana Roe 

Bill Sexson 

Bob Simmons 

Martha Kay Smiley 

Carrie Smith 

W. Ryan Smith 

Susan Snell 

Jennifer Stanfield 

Stephanie Stanton 

Holly Stave 

Michelle Stephens 





^^■L I ^"Jf Don't sweat the little things. You can worry 

^^^^^ I ™ ^yourself to death. If an opportunity presents 

^^Q^ifc itself then take it," Steve Horton told stu- 

. , ^- mj Steve graduated from NSU in 1988 with a 

\j^P bachelor's in journalism and secondary education. 

IK He then earned his master's degree in journalism in 

1990 and later earned his PhD in vocational educa- 
tion with a minor in mass communications in 1998. 
Steve has worked with NSU since 1989 and is 
now the acting dean of liberal arts, the dean of grad- 
uate students and the associate provost. Through 
his professional career at Northwestern, Steve has worked in the journal- 
ism department, was the journalism head and director of alumni affairs. 

"Those four years that I was an undergraduate completely affected 
the track I would ultimately take in my life," he said. "The cards at NSU 
unfolded, and I happened to be at the right place at the right time." 

A journalist by trade, Steve's heart was in teaching, and he found his 
passion teaching teachers to teach. 

While a student at NSU, Steve was Kappa Alpha president, SGA 
senator, two-time editor in chief of the Potpourri, PRSSA president, and a 
participant in IFC, Blue Key and a student worker in high school. He was 
also nominated to Who's Who Among Students in America's Universities 
and Colleges. 

"The busier you are, the stronger you are academically because when 
you are involved outside the classroom, life makes you a better student 
and more open minded," he said. 

Bethany Frank 




^JfJ have been here at NSU for I 
^Kwyears. It has been especially gra 
ifying to have been associate 
with the Jazz Concert Series over tl 
last 15 years or so. Having hosted pe 
formances with the NSU Jazz Orche 
tra, and Ellis Marslis, Maynard Fergi 
son, Byron Stripling, Bill Watrous an 
many more. "-Galindo Rodriquez 



^VOne of the great blessings of my life 
*whas been the opportunity to know and 
work among the students, faculty and 
staff of Northwestern State University for 
the past 24 years. The many faculty and staff 
I have known have shown a singular dedica- 
tion to teaching students not only how to 
make a living, but much more importantly, 
how to live. I wish that all of them could be 
remembered and appreciated in this book. 
As for the students I have known, the faith, 
hope and love you often displayed on your 
way to life beyond this time and place has 
made me forever grateful to God for the 
privilege of serving you. "-Donald F. Barker 



Faculty & Staff 




Don Stewart 
Mary Beth Tarver 
Fred Taulbee 
jaQuetta Thayer 
J. Mark Thompson 
Mark Thompson 
Shelia Thompson 

Carolyn Thorne 
Susan Thorson-Barnett 
Robert Earl Turner 
Wade Tyler 
Amy Vaughn 
Jennifer Videtto 
Janine Waters 

Randy Webb 
Ruth Wemzettle 
Frances Welch 
Mary Linn Wernet 
Linda West 
Darlene Williams 
John Williams 

Yvette Williams 
Perry Wisinger 
Daniel Withey 
Brenda Woodard 
Michael Yankowski 
Marsha Zulick 



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ro this day they still dispute how they met, 
but it was a chance meeting at Camp Beth- 
any that Kendra and William Broussard first 
2gan their courtship. 

"He walked up in his grey Crowly hoodie and 
troduced himself," Kendra said. "I was smitten 
Dm that day. . .but sadly-he wasn't!" 

William said, "I remember saying, 'I didn't want 
date her because I knew it would be serious... 
Jt when I start dating her, we are not going to 
'eak up." 

The couple stayed friends throughout their 
shman year, and then finally on Dec. 5, 1997, 
illiam asked Kendra, "We go together, right?" 
Jt he said it might as well have been official long 
fore that. 

"It took a lot of pursuing on my part," Kendra said. "Daily letters in 
s mailbox at Bozeman, calling to see how his day was, all things that he 
wed as me 'just being friendly.'" 

Kendra, a native Canadian, played for the volleyball team and was the 
A treasure while pursing her degree in health and exercise science. 
;ndra was on the honor roll each semester, but said her "grand prize" 
as her husband. She later got her Massage Therapy Certification and 
ense at the Desert Institute of the Healing Arts in Tucscon, Ariz. Kendra 
;gan working as the Wellness Coordinator for NSU in Dec. 2007. 




William was a graduate of the Louisiana Schol- 
ars' College with a degree in English. He played 
center for the football team, participated in blue 
key, freshman connection, worked in admissions, 
SAAC and was the FCA president. William was 
a two-time All-Amencan, inducted in the college 
football hall of fame as a scholar athlete, a Burger 
King All-American scholarship recipient, NCAA 
post-grad scholar, Mr. NSU and graduated with dis- 
tinction. He earned his masters degree in rhetoric, 
composition and the teaching of English language at 
the University of Arizona in 2002, and he earned 
his doctorate there in 2007. 

He began working at NSU in the fall of 2007 as 
the associate athletic director and later became an 
assistant instructor of journalism. 

His advice to future students: "Do College. Have fun. Meet a whole 
bunch of people. Don't feel like you've got to meet that dude you're going 
to marry in the second week of college." 

Kendra and William were married on May 19, 2001. 
"And I still smile every time I pass the steps of Varnado Hall," Kendra 
said. "This was 'our' spot to meet nightly and share the happenings of the 
day." 

Bethany Frank 




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Angela Adams 

Sherry Banks 

Carrie Barnet 

Jamie Barton 

Samantha Beaudion 

Haley Blake 

Angela Burton 

Robyne Champagne 

Cassie Chandler 

Melissa Clayton 

Fran Colbert 

Emily Collins 

Kalie Craven 

Kelli Crow 

Angela Cutrer 

Terrence Davis 

Heather Dean 

Jonathan Dixon 

Lacey Dougherty 

Jade Dupre 

Tiffany Ethendge 

Kim Forcmel 

Debroah Franklin 

Frances Garcia 

Lakira Gladney 

Cynthia Gotson 

Fran Green 

Jennifer Guthrie 

Michelle Hannon 

Laura Holland 

Areatha Hughes 

Candice Ivey 

Janet Jackson 

Daneidra Jefferson 

Maxine Johnson 

Wanda Johnson 

Richard Kelham 

Rachel Krenek 

Carrie Laing 

Antonio Lister 

Preston Louder 

Shanetrious Lyons 





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Nursing Students 




Kim Maggio 
Jacqueline Matherne 
Grace Matthews 
Miranda McGee 
Wuanella Mills 
Debbie Moore 
Donald Morris 

Reggie Myre 
Lauren Navarre 
Meghan Nunnally 
Christi Parker 
Jessica Paul 
Emily Paxton 
Andrew Price 

Carlotta Richardson 
Holly Roark 
Jennifer Sonnier 
Alex Stewart 
James Teer 
Summer Thomas 
Latonyaw Thompson 

Matthew Townsend 
Shanice Wallace 
Hannah Waters 
Larry Watson 
Cleo Webb 
Danielle Weir 
Aleshia Williams 

David Williams 
Kara Williams 
Latara Williams 
TocurraWong 
Jennifer Wright 
LaQeisha Williams 



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Organization reformed: 2005 
Lambda promotes creating tolerance, elimi- 
nating harassment and raising awareness of 
all sexual orientations on campus. 

"Our organization is a social club, as well as 
a support network where people can come 
for information, understanding and honest 
conversations," Coty Verdin, member; said. 

Lambda Theta participates in National 
Coming Out Day and National Day of 
Silence. 




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(Front Row) Chris Vonche, James Major, Derek Clavier Nick Harrel, Caleb Ganney, Jared Killpatrick (Back Row 

Ryan Ramshure, Matt Leblanc, Tyler Fluit, Bolton Curry, Blake Miller (Not Pictured) Robby Fox, Aaron SistrunH 

Chris Sistrunk, Russel Sistrunk Calm Gould, Cody Dusky, Tyler Piles, Caleb Etheridge, Jared Culbertson, Eric 

Leger, Steven Stracener, Morgan Redmen.jeff Rich, Randy Hanley.Ty Duncan, Josh Collins, Adam McDonalcj 



204 



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(Front Row) Evan Warren, Haley Wilson, Miranda Guillory, Sarah Durham, Hannah Hemphill, Bethany Cram, 
Alyssa Brooke McDaniel (Second Row) Corey Malmay, Jenae Condra, Michael Nation, Jesse Johnson, Meaghan 
Foucheux, Jodie Joseph (Third Row) Austin McCann, Kristen Lee, Kelly Louviere, Hunter Bower, BrittaniYork, 
Kiley Louviere 



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Organizations 205 



Tau Alpha Pi 

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Established: 

Nationally 1953 
NSU Campus 2007 

Purpose: 

Recognize high standards of scholar- 
ship among students in engineering 
technology programs 






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LSC Forum Council 



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(In Alphabetical Order) Krysta Engel, Matthew Haskins, Jason Johnson, Zechanah Jones, Stephme LaGrone, Cameron 

LockhartTara Luck, Kyle May, Rachelle Menard 



206 Organizations 



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Established: 2008 

Organization's philanthropy: Life Share Blood Center 

"Southern Gothic is an organization dedicated to upholcf- 
ing the aesthetics of the gothic subculture: drajpna, despair, 
romance and nostalgia," Coty Verdin, member said. 

Benefits of Southern Gothic: 

To members: Safe and constructive environment to de- 
velop as an individual 

To NSU community: Opportunity to learn about the 
gothic subculture and a chance to preview movies of 
interest to said subculture 

- Provided by Coty Verdin 




Organization* 



207 



Phi Beta Sigma 




Culture for service, 
^service for humanity 

Established: 1973 
Farthest distance traveled 
as an organization: 278 

miles to New Orleans, La. 



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First of all, servants of all, ^ % 
4 fe we shall transcend all. 

First National Black Greek organization. 

Established: 

Nationally 1 906 
N5U Campus 1 973 

Farthest distance traveled as an organiza- 
tion: 1 ,2 I 3 miles to Washington, D.C. 

"We are the school for the better making 
of men," Stephen Llorens, Alpha Phi Alpha 
member, said. 

(First Row) Garrison Moore, Jeremy Evans, Keven Brooks (Second 

Row) Brandon Wheatley, DianteTruner, Stephen Llorens (Third 

Row) Randy Collins, Jonathan Guyton, Derrick Houston (Fourth 

Row) Kevin Blake, Marcus Sanders, Eric Howard 




208 



Organizations 



Catholic Student Organization 




v. Ptioto by Emily Deen 

In Alphabetical Order) Linda Aguilar, Don Barker, Paula Jean Barker Allie Brewer, Austin Burns, Michael Chandler 
Karen Chatelam, La Shea Charleville, Frankie Daughtery, Mike Davis, Matt Dean, Bill Lee Deggs Dusty Dischler Becky 
Edwards, Nathan Fewell, Kevin Foy, Father Jason Gootee, Russ Gremillion, Lilly Hare, Don Harlow, Jose Hernandez, 
Corey Joachim, Janka Karjciova, Brandon Legnion, Abigail Lucas.Tara Luck, Carmen Martinez, Dave May, Kyle May, 
Becca Meehan, Brendon Mizener Jake Potts, Anna Reed, Brittany Rogers, Lindsey Rome, Joe Roque.TCVeit, Natalie 
Webb, Francis Stephen Zaborowski 



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(First Row) Blair Picket, LeeAnn Riley, Andrea Lucien (Second Row) Gabnela Gutierrez, Maqueta 
Pipkin, Brittany Williams (Third Row) Stephanie Wright, Daniel Coffman, Courtnee Anthony (Fourth 
Row) Catherine Halverson.Justina Lejeune, Ola-Demus Jackson 



Organizations 



209 




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(Front Row) Marcquetta Brown, Brandi Felton, Arkeia Hampton, Brulicia Rasco (Second Row) Charniece Scott, KaylaTaylor, Sharonica Garison, 

latweika Salmo_n, Arielle Craige (Third Row) Whittney Johnson, Colene Bonnette, Donna Anderson, Courtney Rachal, Candice Helaire, Maketia 

Morrison, fftanika Carey, Jamie Williams, Bnona Hamilton, Alicia Bradley, Trenese Hypolite, Natalyn Sonnien Shalecia Brown, Breyon McConnell, 

/*~\ Shardai Adesola. 




B Ho|pitality Management 
Tourism Student Associatioi 



Organization reformed: 2009 

"In hospitality, it's just as much who you know as what 
you know,"Jorgia Hamel, member; said. "Networking and 
experience go hand in hand. It can't help but benefit you 
for your future in the business." 

This organization offers its services during events to 
help students gain experience and practice for their 
future. 



Alexandria Moreland, Ashley Hurt, Chelsea Giles, Chene' Primes, David Walker, DelphmeVieljeaux, Desiree' 
Parker, Erica Brumsfield, Hannah Scoggins, Jackie Smith, Jasmine Torregano, Jenny Ramos, Jessica Cavanaugh, Jes- 
sica Lacombe.Jorgia Hamel, Katie Young, Kayla Harville, Kayla Porche, Kelcey Renfrow, KelseyTrautman, Knsten 
Duracher, Knsten Podgurski, Mary Catherine Pitre, Matthew Koon, Megan Vasseur, Mylie Hadden, Nichole Rog- 

erson, Randel Brosett, Reagan Burke, Stephanie Tummons.Taneisha Satchci I 'flan, I ludson, Whitney Mixon 



210 



Organizations 



Phi B 





(Front Row) Kelsy 
Washington, Jacquel- 
la Madison, Ashley 
Crockett, Chasity 
Taylor Anettna 
Roberson, Anesha 
Roberson (Back 
Row) Debra Brown, 
Marcquetta Brown, 
Vadeisha Williams 



emon VIP 






(In Alphabetical Order) Genny Broggi, Monique Chachere, 
Megan Cullen, Amy Dodson, Eddie Higgmbotham, Tiffany Hud- 
son, Sydney Keller Lyssa Littleton, Rachel McCalister, Kaleigh 
McCord, Marquis Montgomery, Catie Reeves, Karrie Simpson, 
Dianta Turner, Madison Wakefield, Brandon Wheatley 



Organizations 



Pi Kappa Phi 












(In Alphabetical Order) Chris Alley, Ryan Bonnet, Cody 

Bourque, Nick Breaux, Kevin Bruce, Kevin Brueckner, Josh 

Crandal, Brad Deville, Kyle Domangue, Kyle Duhon, Chase 

Harvey, David Hogan, Jon Lee, Jackson Mahaffey, Brandon 

Messick, Alex Miley, Cameron Moises, Greg Morton, Blake 

Nugent, Robert Perry, Bntt Richey, Chris Sanders, Andrew 

Scull, Marcos Silverio, Shawn Smith, Tyler Stahl, Dalton Thu- 

mann, Austin Vidrme, Mason Vidrine, Garrett Webb, Jodey 

Wiggins, Nate Willison, Robert York 



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Association 
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Established: 

Nationally 1965 
NSU Campus 1998 

Awards: 10 

National Championships. 

Farthest distance traveled 
as an organization: 622 

miles to Kansas City, Kan „ 








lenn Maples, Mrs. Ar.na Maples and Mrs. Barbara Russell (Second Row) Rodrick I 

lya Coleman. Yolanda Lucas. Sara Welch, Mansa Perry (Third Row) Paul Rei; 

Zech Hennigan. Nadia Weber (Fourth Row) Cody Chop, Whitney I 

^^^^^^^^^^TTfthRow) !' " | i, I !'P^WM^f*^|p| |( j l ^ 



212 



Organizations 



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Psi Chi Honor Society 




(Left to Right) Lillian Hare, Kyle Domangue, Ashley Kasperski, 
Megan Bourgeois 



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Ladies of Essence 




(Front Row) Kimberly Williams, Markeisha Johnson (Back Row) Am ( . Meto 

Kiosha Sam.Alethea Edwards, latoya Jackson, Jasmine Joseph, «^^^ 




Organizations 213 



ernity Council 




,^ (Front Row) Chris Sanders, Paul Shelton, Nicholas Courville, 
Dakota Byrd (Second Row) Kyle Duhon, Jared Kilpatnck, 
Bobby Woods (Third Row) Vanner Erikson, Derek Clavier 



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Established Nationally 1930 

National Pan Hellenic Council stands for Greek Unity. 

Activities National Pan Hellenic Council was in- 
volved in: Campus Clean Up, Ben Johnson Graveyard 
Clean Up and Robeline Food Pantry 

"Not enough words can express how it feels to be a 
part of this organization," Jeremy Evans, member said. 




(Front Row) Bryan Roberson, Jeremy Jefferson, Charniece Scott, Jeremy Evans, Vadeisha Williams, Randy Free 

man.Alanda Jackson, Justin Thompson, and Dedra Brown (Second Row) Kasey Brown, Sheneice Boles, Chansm. 

Wesley, Samantha Mallett, Laila Benjamin, Jalessa Garth, Anesha Roberson, Anettna Roberson, Kelsy Washington 

Ashley Crockett, Mylisha Dobbins, Lertresha Bowie, Chasity Taylor, and Kevin Robertson (Third Row) Dewayn< 

Robinson, Dewaskie Fuller, Brandon Wheatley, Sam Starr, Garrison Moore, Derrick Houston, DianteTurne 

( In istopher Preston, Marcus Sanders, Kenneth Toussaint, David Holmes, and Zach Bartlc 



214 



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Culture Association 



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^A little help goes a long way 

Established on Campus 2001 

Awards: 

Most Community Service 

Most Outstanding Community Service Project 2007 » 

Service Learning Award 2009 

Farthest distance organization traveled: 

1 54 miles to Lake Charles, La. 

"We are destined to improve our numbers and be t 
one of the top organizations on NSU campus," Eric | 
Howard, member said. 



(Front Row) Eric Howard, Kevin Blake (Second Row) Jasmine Shafer, Amanda Carroll. Chasity McDermott, 
Arielle Craige, Monique Chachere (Third Row) Gabrille Arkansas, Morgan Cooper; Starleana Bosteon, Princess 
Wilfred, Tereneshia Session, Davonne Richard, Anjel Johnson, Cristina Alexander (Fourth Row) Shanika Carey, 
Clarissa Morgan, Breyon McConnell, Maureen Hunt, Kourtney Reece, Dezira Henry (Fifth Row) Jena Perez, 
Brittany Jewitt, Jamie Mayberry, Kristen Wesley (Back Row) Kenneth Toussaint, Patrick Brooks, Bnttney Guil- 
beaux, Victoria Carillo, Shardai Adesola, Damon Jones, Jessica Small, Markita Hamilton, Bianca Warren 






Organizations 



215 



National Association for 

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Nationally Established: 1907 

Philanthropy: 

Fund for the Advancement of Music Education 

Awards: 

World's Largest Concert for Feed the Children 

PR Week 2007 Non-profit Campaign of the year award 



(Left to Right) Glen Wademan, Ben Wood, Ranee Hawthorne, Brendon-Mizener, Linda Aguilar; 
Amber Wiggins, Eilyn Garcia, Kaysee Carrere, Marquetta Vaughn 



Demon Sweethearts 



216 



Organizations 




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Delta Sigma Theta AWl 




ta O'Neal, Cha#iiece Scott, Korisma Wesley, Trecey'Rew, jaleesa Garth, Whytlej! 
Danielle Apugo. Laila Benjamin, Yelena Enwere, Samantha Mallett 



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"Sigma Sigma Sigma is an organization that brings *• 
young women close together;" President Danielle 
Antoon said. "It helps women grow as people, 
leaders and provides life skills." 



Established: 

Nationally 1898 
NSU Campus 1928 

Awards: 

First Place Lip Sync (nine out of 1 years) 
Highest New Member GPA Fall 2008 

Farthest distance organization traveled: 

606 miles to Atlanta, Ga. 




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In Alphabetical Order) Mary Catherine Ackel, Danielle Antoon, Monique Arceneaux, Emily 
Arledge, Kyra Armstrong, Ashlee Beaudom, Tyler Bergeron, Carolyn Bernard, Emily Bernard, 
Alyson Breaux, Genny Broggi, Laura Bruce, Kacey Buckner, Jordan Buisson, Bailey Byrd, Shannon 
Byrd, Victoria Cararas, Chloee Christiansen, Cassie Collins, Jillian Corder, Mariah Courville, 
Victoria Crews, Heather Daigle, Emily Dye, Keedra Edwards, Whitney Fillmgim, Rachel Finders. 
Mariah Gewm, Hannah Goodfellow, Jannah Gray, Gabnela Gutierrez, Claire Harrington, Erica 
Hayden, Kelsey Hayden, Hannah Hemphill, Taylor Hillm, Heather Hopkins, Brooke Hubbard, 
Brooke Humphries. Katie Johnson. Liz Manton.Jill Marien, Michelle Martinez, Mananna Matlock, 
Katie Matthews, Christa McAlpin, Shelby McCain, Jenny McCart, Carley McCord, Kaleigh Mc- 
Cord, Mary McCowen, Jenny McElwee, Meghan McElwee, Rachel McGee, Jordan McLamore, 
Brittany Miller Whitney Mixon, Maegan Morace, Chelsey Murray, Alicia Payton, Mae-Mae 
Pierce, Kayla Porche, Cherie Primes, Kimberly Pullig, Jessica Ratelle, Megan Reynolds, Samantha 
Roberts, Caitlm Rogenmoser, Lindsey Rolling, Brittany Root, Lauren Ropollo, Karrie Simpson, 
Kayla Smith, Whitney Spencer Kelsey Stelly, Natalie Stewart, Kelsey Thompson, Madeline Tolson, 
Kelsey Trautman, BnttneyTyra, Hattie Vaughn, Liz Vienne.Alanea Watson, Brandi White, Ashley 
Williams 



Organizations 



217 




habetical Order: Cathy Akin, Brooke Bernard. Megan Bourgeois, Holly Buxton, 

■ Ceasar, Sarah Durham, Sarah Elliot Cecily Foshee, Sharonica Garrison, Genica 

Handy, Daniella James, Brittany Jeanice, Eldri Johanson, Ashley Kasperski, Kimberly 

Koi-. ahrens, Manssa Lees, Patience Mattes, Skylar Menard, Brooke Nielsen, Mary-Kate 

Parker, Allison Reed, Ginia Robinson Victoria Sanford, Skylar Schaweker, Erin Shocklee, 

BnttanyThibodeaux, MeagenVasseur.Yevette Wagoner, Logan Wallace, Shanynca White, 

Jessica Williams, Lindzy Zimmer 




Established: 2008 

Requirements: 

2.25 GPA 

Be able to attend seven home games 
Attend committee meetings 
I Positive attitude 

"The NSU Diamond Dolls are unique in that 
we not only offer support to the NSU baseball 
team, but also foster friendships and school spirit 
among NSU students with a common interest, 
along with offering a large window for campus 
involvement," Meagen Vasseur, member; said. 






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Student Government Association 




i Armstrong, Ruth Wisher, Sydney Keller, Shanice Major, Mathew Morrison, Kayla Wmgfield, 

teka Hill, Candace Bostic, Anesha Roberson (Second Row) Josh Russell, Chelsea Zeno.Vic- 

Dhnson, Tiffany L.Thomas, Kelsy Washmgton.Talisia Williams (Third Row) l.u.i Luck, Megan 

McDaniel, Jake Funderburk, Kyle May, Zechariah Jones, Marcus Sanders, Justin Thompson 



218 



Organizations 



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(In Alphabetical Order) Megan Bourgeois, Jaime Byers, Katie Domanque, 
Ashley Kasperski, Kimberly Kidney, Ethan McManus.Jean Robinson, Brandy 
Swor, Cherrelle Williams, Katie Wolf 



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Established: 

Nationally 1919 
NSU Campus 1986 

Kappa Kappa Psi is one of two organizaitons 
dedicated to serving the NSU band. 

Farthest distance traveled as an organization: 

I 320 to Phoenix, Az 

Awards: 

Outstanding Chapter Award 
Early Bird Award 




(Left to Right) Preston Spencer, Maria Hegman, Justin Vercher. Giquan 
Garrett, Nicole Bullard.Troy Moses, Corwm Joachim, Ryan Franklin, Adam 
Black Demarcus Carlin, Mark Daniels, Zachary Bartley, Willum LaFayette 



Organizations 



219 



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(In Alphabetical Order) Megan Bourgeois, |a|i^nlBWL2IM#(^Bi?^s»BreAuan 
Dunn, De' Andra Hamilton. Markita Hamilton/LarfHatTisonrtl^W ipliHy, E^drn 
McDaniel, Maketia Morrison, Ryan dwens, Ruby PaLiI, Jacob^l^*, Armarnfjcl 

Turner Talisha Wa^jrjgt^n, Bran^£i^Aeatle^<2 



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(Front Row) Lou-Anne Williams, Ashley Constance, Randall Hart, Joe Evans, Lat Lobre, 
Megan Blmov, Rodney Meziere (Back Row) Dr. Julie Ernstein, Dean A. Barnes 



220 Organizations 




Photo by Kirk Martin 

(In Alphabetical Order) Alix Andres, Ashlynn Ardoin, Samantha Baker, Paige Barbo. Kasey Benort, Megan Berthelot, Reagan 
Burke, Amanda Crosby, Megan Cullen, Caitlin Cunningham, Nicole Dauzat, Megan Davis, Holly Deloney, Samantha Dewitt, 
Amy Dodson, Brittany Domangue, Mary Escott, Courtney Espenan, Tiffany Faz, Andrea finimore, Julie Fletcher Erin Fontenot, 
Kayla Ford, Brittany Fosberg.Tiffany Foshee, Lynda Hammett, Molly Harris, Robin Haydel, Haley Higgmbotham, Emilyn Horton, 
Whitney Jones, Erin Kelly, Laken Lewis, Lauren Lupo, Denise Mabile, Heather Maddojs Rachel McCalister, Dene' McCauley.Toni 
Menard, Gmny Mills, Alexandra Moreland , Mamie Moses, Brooke Nielsen, Ashley N>elsen, Jessica Nuss, Dasha Orebeaux, Kayla 
Pacheco, Brittany Pippin V 



Phi Mu is the second oldest sorority on campus 
Established: 
Nationally 1852 
J5U Campus 1968 

Phi Mu moved into their new home on South 

Jefferson Street this fall. It was the first house 

added to Greek Row since Kappa Sigma's 

house was built in 1 986. 

Philanthropy: 

Children's Miracle Network 

Awards: 

Intramural Cup 

Highest Panhellmic GPA 

Most Service Award 

I st Place Homecoming Lip Sync 2009 



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For God and pure womanhood"^ *i 

"Kappa Alpha is an order of men 
bound together by their ideals of 
chivalry and gentlemanly conduct," 
President Michael Pierce said. 

Established: 

Nationally 1865 

NSU Campus 1963 

Philanthropy: 

Muscular Dystrophy Association 

Awards: 

Cross and Rose Award; the National 

Kappa Alpha award for service 

Kappa Alpha is the only organization 

with a house in a National Historic 

District. 




(In Alphabetical Order) Justin Benefield, Bobby Bloxom, Andrew Bordelon, Ryan Bossier Ryan Bullock, Curt 
David Dickson, Russell Eljoki, Patrick Garcia, Justin Goteman, Michael Greer, Michael Habig, Brion James, Lyle 
rouse, Brian Lorio, James Manring, Daniel McDonnell, Austin O'Brien, Ryan Pang, Michael Pierce, Ian Pinkham 
Price, Brady Renard, Bradley Russo.Tony Sandefur, Nick Simons.TaylorThompson, Aram Vartenian 



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Organizations 



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Established: 

Nationally 1903 
NSU Campus 1950 



Organization's Philanthropy: People-to-People 



rthest distance traveled as an organization: 937 miles to 



urture and support the art of music and music education 
e United States and throughout the world," President Sara 
eux said. 



Sigma Alpha lota participated in events including 
Music Carnival, Clean-up-CAPA and music events in 
the community. 







222 



Organizations 




(Front Row) Taylor Meeks, Kim 
Cascio, Amy Ellender, Sarah Clanus 
(Back Row) Katie Burkhalter, Katie 
Magana, Erin Courville.Tim Gattie, 




(Front Row) Chris Vaughn, Nathanial McReynolds (Second Row) Blake Dodson, Bobby Woods, Eddie Higgm- 
botham, Justin Price (Third Row) Jordan Higgmbotham Zed Martin, Michael Stephenson, Chas Wilson (Back 
Row) Vanner Erikson, Dylan Brossette, Paul Shelton, Elmer Montgomery, Jeffrey Sholar, Cameron Tillman, Tyler 
Gentry, Doug Perry 



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lingquest, Charnice Scott. Angelisa Watson 



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(Front Row) Carolyn Gatti, Stormie 

Moore (Second Row) Heather 

Jacobson, Hannah Thomas, Kaitlynn 

Vincent, Megan Vets (Third Row) 

Dr Betsy Cochran, Nicole Bayles, 

Barbara Pierce, Sandy Shaw 




Blue Ke 



£ £ Serving, I live y 

Blue Key Honor Society works with Habitat 
for Humanity and the Service Learning Center 

Nationally Established: 1924 

Requirements: 

Minimum 3.0 GPA 
90 cumulative hours 

"Blue Key, as an organization, couples ac- 
tion with principle and provides role models 
among collegiate honor societies by marshal- 
ling students with exemplary scholarly skills, 
leadership skills and the highest standards of ^ 
moral character and citizenship," Quinxy Jackv< 
son, member, said. 



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Established: 2006 

Farthest distance organization traveled: 

Chennai, India 

"We pursue the heart of God in everything we 
do, and try to make the R.CM a plnro where 
can be real with ourselves, real with others and 
real with God," President Heather Gross said. <* 



First Row) Sarah Cramer, Kaysee Carrere, Sarah Timmons, Rebbecca Lowe, Katelyn 
(bung (Second Row) Amber Pena, Elisabeth Alison, Heather Gross, Shanna Pierson, Glen 
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Established: 1988 

Awards: 

Ranks Top 20 in the country 
Academic AII-AmencanTeam 
All South Region Rowers 



The NSU Crew program is one of three 
programs in Louisiana, and the only 
program in Northern Louisiana. 

Farthest distance organization traveled: 

1 ,366 miles to Philadelphia, PA 




(Front Row) Kenny Watson, Josh Adams, Hannah McEvoy, Audra Callender Jamontenae Danielle Terry. Kara 
McGregor (Second Row) Coach Jason Stelly, Josh Stelly.John Roche, Chelsea Smith, Ethan Edington, Jake Black, 
Lauren Young (Third Row) Hannah Koslosky. Courtney Bell, Jennifer Hooper (Fourth Row) Emily Gnmmett, 
Enkk Sluss, Coach Jim Rudd (Not Pictured) Victoria Brunston, Emily Deen and Juliette Gray 






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(Front Row) Cody Olsen, Katie McGowen, Taylor Marrs, and Ford Haeuser (Second Row) Dillon Holden, Coryn 
Bourgeois, Jonathan Smith, Brian Foster, Becca Brown, Lauren Hill, Emily Tuttle, Morgan Taylor Austin Babm, Amber 
English, and Lauren Bovia (Third Row) Beau Wilson, Larry Ross, Julie Fletcher Britney Rodgers 



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Organizations 



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Alpha Epsilon Delta 




(First Row) Josh Fage, 
Jacob Deniakos, Gmny 
Mills, Savannah Chol- 
vitee, RoxanneVarnell, 
Dr Curtis Phifer 
(Second Row) Zach 
Ponder; Yaser Elqutub, 
Nick Spellmon, 
Sephanie Mongomery, 
Shirley Roberson 



"The more you hang around these people, 
the less it feels like a fraternity and more 
ike a family," Alex St. Romain, member said. 

Philanthropy: St. Jude's 

Established: 

Nationally 1957 
NSU Campus 1899 



(Front Row) John Beckwith, Zach Sawyer, Seth Cotsopoulos, Chad Brewer: David Bridges, Kevin Grarrcr '* 
(Back Row) Justin Aymond, Chris Gandy. John Watson, Klayton Valega, Mike McEwan, D.J. Upton, Donald 
Mote, Joseph Jordan (Not Pictured) Jerret Crumbley, Dylan Corkern.Alex St. Romain 



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227 




College Panhellenic Council 








(Front Row) Stormy Moore, Megan Cullen, Chelsea Giles, Laura Bruce 

(Second Row) Elizabeth Armond, Whitney Mixon, Megan Berthalot, 

Manah Courville, Dasha Orebeaux, Haley Malagane, Caroline Benard 

(Back Row) Hannah Thomas, Eryckah Rogers, Meredith Richard, Genny 

Broggi, Ashley Rogers, Jordan McLemore. Brittany Domanque, Sandy Shaw" 



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Established: • 

Nationally 1988 

NSU Campus 2002 

Philanthropy: 

Operation Christmas Child 

Farthest distance organization has traveled 

1 ,676 miles to Anaheim, Calif. 

"By taking advantage of the many 

programs that BPA/PBL offers, students, 

acquire the skills that will set them apart 

from the average graduate," Dr. Julie 

McDonald, adviser; said. 



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(In Alphabetical Order) Christina Alexander Jeff Allen Jr., Lauren Berry, Kelvin Bmns, Taylor Campo, Isaac 
Fairley, Jessica Glaspie, Eric Howard, Jared Kilpatrick, Kristen Lee, Micah Malnar, Imani May, Kaleigh McCord, 
Brooke McDaniel, Amanda Payne, Ryan Porter Josh Russell, George Standifer, Karrie Simpson, Kelsey Stelly, 

Jeremy Terral, Michael Tiffany, Hattie Vaughn, Ashley Williams 
(Not Pictured) Starleana Boston, Keenan Brown, Laura Bruce, Hannah Clark, Megan Cullen, Melissa Hill, 

Erin Knox, Matt LeBlanc, and Mary McCowen 



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Natchitoches- Northwestern 
Flute Guild 




(Front Row) kirstie White, Cam-Oscar Bergeron, Natalie Hoffman (Second Row) Dr. Dennette McDermott, Bethany 

►Snell, Victor* Quintan la, Amber Wiggins (Back Row) Brittany Raley, Rachel Brannen.Jose Bustamante, Alicia Payton. 
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(Front Row) Will Galheu, Dr Henrietta Pichon, Jennie Monk, Brittany Dent, Kory Woods, 
Nicky Morris (Back Row) Kenny Gee, Ashley Wilkerson, Trent Kennedy, Sherry Perkins, Dr 

Mary Lynn Williamson, TCVeit, Christy Taylor 



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Established: 

Nationally 1922 
NSU Campus 1949 

Requirements: 

3,0 GPA 

1 2 credit hours in Biology 

Biology major or minor 

Farthest distance organization traveled: 

452 miles to Oklahoma 



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(Front Row) Sai ah Timmons, Carrie Anderson, Meghan Breaux, Renee Brown, Dr 
Francene Lemome (Second Row) Meredith Richard, Laramie Lemon, Casey Soileau, 
Sheena Brauer (Third Row) Carl "Dusty" Dischler, Megan Fontenot, Shalecia Brown, 
f Stephanie Montgomery, Natalyn Sonnier, Nathan Clark (Fourth Row) Joseph Tarpley, 
Trenese Hypolite.Whytley Jones, Jennifer Riddick, Matthew Doucet (Back Row) Wil- 
liam Owens, Andrew Coombs, James Lasyone 

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(In Alphabetical Order) Shardai Adesola.Alacia Augustine, Travis Batiste, Candace Bostic, Patrick 
Brooks, Keenan Brown, Monique Chachere, Whitney Dennis, Victor Duplesis, Kelsey Frank, Randy 
Freeman, Sharonica Garrison, Jonathan Guyton.Jalanda Hinton, Rochel Jackson, Angel Johnson, Victor 
Kanardy, Knyoka Lawson, Whitney Lester, Cheryl Lewis, Shanice Major Megan Mcdaniel, Hope McFar- 
land, Marquis Montgomery, Clarissa Morgan, Maketia Morrison, Brittany Mosley. Joshua Owusu-Duku, 
Chris Oyeku, Kourtney Reece, Davone Richard, Anesha Roberson, Gmia Robinson, Melaisha Sims, 
Bobby Taylor Jeremy Thomas, Ronnie Washington, Kristin Wesley, Dorces Wilfred, Gecyka Williams, 
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Student Activiti 




(First Row) Karm Meghani. Amy Dodson, Latweika Salmon, Genny Broggi, Shaquille Brous-j 

sard, Madison Wakefield (Second Row) Monique Chachere, Dasha Orebeaux, Sarah 

Broadway, Lynda Hammett (Third Row) Jeffery Sholar, Chelsea Giles.Tiffany Hudson, Kacey 

Buckner, Eddie Higgmbotham (Fourth Row) Marquis Montgomery Bobbie Woods, Catie 

Reeves, Chris Gandy (Fifth Row) Dianta Turner; Afton Owens, Jasmine Joseph 






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values in all, with our 
focus on selfless service^ y 

Established: I960 

In the 1 960s, the Black Knights drill 
team performed for the U.S. President 
in Washington, D.C. after winning a 
National Drill Competition. 

Army Values: 

Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless, Service, 
Honor, Integrity and Personal Courage 

Farthest distance organization traveled: 

864 miles to White Sands Missile Range, 
N.M. 

"Students should join our organization . 
because of our love for community and 7 ' 
the armed forces," Kris Daisy, member, 
said. "No matter what the opinion d . 

about the war may be, our soldiers a/;^ 
a part of our community as well 



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Gunner; Chelsey Berlin, Kris Daisy, DustinVandersypen, DJ Upton, 

Mathew Guse, Emaoni Powell, Corey Ford, Hannah Metoyer, 

Adam Hanna, Eli Ibanga 



232 



Organizations 



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(First Row) Michael Laborde, Justin Krouse, Nicholas Courville, Brent Slaughter, Dakota Byrd (Second Row) Daniel Cobb, 
Scott Conly, Jesse Calhoun, Joel Ferreyros, Kyle Hudson, Cory Hanchey, Kelly Louviere (Third Row) Chase Bray, Mason Jewell, 
Kiley Louviere, Brennon Felice.Tyler Ralston, Beau Major, Landon Edwards (Forth Row) Zachary Adams, Josh Delaughter, Ryan 
McDonald, Daniel Hubley, Hunter Bardin, Garth Jeter 



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(Front Row) Jena Condra, Samantha Wright, Becca Fowler, Whitney Brandon, Stephanie Colnga, Jessie Benoit, Angelique Miliken.Jorgia Hamil, Eva 
Wilson, Cord Larson (Second Row) Dallas Irvin, Elizabeth McLellan, Brittany Glennon,Andy Bullard, Carla Johnson, Brittany Roberts.Tiffany Foshee, 
Haley Upshaw, Amanda Angers, Mandie Emfinger, Lori Engolia (Back row) Ben Densmore, Ashly Luckett, Jenny Green, Eric Brooks, Derrick Griffon, 
Jacob Nolen, Evan Korn, Fletcher Jonson, David Jordan, Kasey McCarthy, Matt Fowler, Jeff Ware, Matthew English, Phyllis Collins, Bill Collins 



Organizations 



233 




(Front Row) Cassun 
(Back Row) Matt Morrison 



<ander, Dr Da\. ia MrQam. Kavla Wmpfield, Lynda Hammett, Aman 

m Gattiae, Becca tlB^fc Qjjhr.re, Dt. f'eele, Paul SheiiutiJftch 
Jones, Dr D'Amato, Staci 1 ' hov. i . 





% ^We love wisdom 
and beauty 

Established: 

Nationally 1927 
NSU Campus 2008 

Philanthropy: 

Natchitoches Animal Shelter 



Farthest distance organization traveled: 

421 miles to Memphis, Tenn. 

"We welcome anyone with an interest in the 
ancient world," Davina McClain, adviser; said. 



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(Front Row) Sarah Cramer Matthew Zumwalt, Sussette Lane (Back Row) Joe Cunningham, James Avant 



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Orderof 





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(Front Row) Denise Mabile, Lauren Lupo, Kaleigh McCord, Carolyn Ber- 
nard (Back Row) Vadeisha Williams, Eddie Higginbotham, Nick Courville, 

Rachel McCalister Anesha Roberson 



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% 4 Strong character, high ideas, 
constructive purpose 




Established: 1926 

"Purple Jackets Honor Society is consid- 
ered to be one of the highest honors for 
young women attending NSU," Ronderica 
Walker; member; said. 

Requirements: 

Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA 

Involved in at least two other organizations 

Female junior or senior 

Purple Jackets were the official hostesses 
of NSU, serving in the President's Box dur- 
ing home football games and helping with 
community events. 



236 



Organizations 





Phi Mu Abha 




"We are like the other so- 
I cial fraternities except we place a 
• strong focus on music," President 
Joshua Nuss said. 

Active and alumni join to- 
gether annually to sine tf-,e national 
anthem at the NSU homecominq 
game 

Phi Mu Alf^na pin^j-toge^^r 

I with the other n\^^^pnizations 

■ in the Creative and performing 

Arts department to create the In- 

terfraternal Music Council. 



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(Front row) EJ Bradford, Brandon Legnion, Mike Germain, Daniel Coffman, Mason Kyle, Matt Foster, Ben Wood, joe Dimarco, Roger Hall, 
Josh Nuss (Back Row) Michael Wimberley, Phillip Melder. Spencer Sepulvado, Kyle lacore.Jose Bustamante, Allen Carpenter Daniel Jergins, 
Giquan Garret, John Michael Butler, Chris Maciel, Cameron Mayfield, Jorge Cantu 



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(Front Row) Bryan" JbrTnioaWildric Rack, Ebony Wilndge (Second Row) Sarah Poree, Dr Wade 
Tyler, Chasity McDermott (Third Row) Whitney Coleman.Traci Miller Siedah Perro, Adns Moffett 
(Fourth Row) Pamela Dove-Rivers, Molly Harris, Genny Broggi, Leann Bordelon (Back Row) Chaz 

Augustine, Ashley Crockett, Michael Dees, Dedra Brown 



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Established: 1979 

Philanthropy: D.O.V.E.S. Women's Shelter 
and Hospice of Natchitoches 

Social Work Club stands for serving the 
community while enhancing the well being of 
others. 

"Besides giving its members a bond with 
other social work students that will last a 
fetime, we explore issues that are relevant 
to our profession and will be relevant in the 
future," President Bryan Johnson said. 




(Front Row) Nicole Rogers, 

Sydney Keller, Koi H -, \ , ' r Robin 
I' i" (Second Row) Chpk*" 
Morra, Hayley Upshaw, Elizabeth 
Armond, Cassidy Byles, Haley 
Malagare, Amanda Dupuy (Third 
Row) SamanthaVoinche, Amy 
Fox, Shelby Brown, Krista larsen, 
Chelsea Giles, Addie Wmegart, 
Brittany Waggoner, Brittani Hailey, 
Meghan Mikesh, Sarah Abbo 
(Fourth Row) Victoria Qumta- 
nilla, Meredith Beckondorf, Halli 
Hickman, Peyton Boozer, Rachel 
Oliver, Heather Flay, Ashley Rog- 
ers, Courtney Ray, Amy Dupuy, 
Rebekah Sheets, Taylor Ogeron 



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Organizations 



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(Front Row)Tracie labom-Norris, Patience Mattes, Amanda Perkins, Cristina Alexander, Starleana Boston, Kakendra 
Logwood (Back Row) Bob Jones, Lewej Whitelow, Keenan Brown, Ronnie Washington, Kelvin Bmns, Leah Darden, Whitney 

Parker 



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(First Row) Hope McFarland, 






Sarah Person, Richelle Stephens, 






Geogka Dawnn, Nick Viola 






(Second Row) Nicole Rung, 






Lewej Whitelow, Brandon Blahe, 






1 lit k Breaux, Mareco Webb 






(Back Row) Kevin Clarkson, 






Robert Caldwell, Brad Deville, 




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Established: 2002 

Organized and participated in events 
such as Halo tournaments with NSU 
fraternities, life size games of Clue on 
campus and a campus-wide paintball 
tournament. 

"We play games.'Treasurer Brayden 
Bolton said. 




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242 Organizations 




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(Front Row) Shelita Dalton, Casey Reynolds. David Royal, Tori Ladd, Andy Bullard, Jorge 
Cantu (Back Row) Mary Jordan, Bethany Frank, Andrew Bordelon.Toby Winkler, Joe Cun- 
ningham, jimmie Walker 



Publication began: 1914. 

One thousand two hundred 
papers are distributed to build- 
ings all over campus and to 
local businesses. 

Farthest distance traveled: 

New York City for the College 
Media Advisers conference. 



"The best bonding experi- 
ence is being in the newsroom 
together at all hours of the 
night," Editor in Chief Joe 
Cunningham said. "It gets crazy 
when everyone is tired, but it's 
almost always fun." 



Organizations 243 








btudent Life 08 

Academics 56 

Atkletks 104 

students 142 

Faculty & Staff 190 

ursing (Students 198 

Organizations 202 

Index 244 



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Aaron, Janette 192 

Abney. Lisa 68 

Abramson.Tresa 192 

Ackel, Mary Catherine 1 44, 2 1 7 

Adams, Angela 200 

Adams, Destiny 144 

Adams. Jacob 144 

Adams, Jason 144, 149 

Adams, Josh 225 

Adams, Megan 144 

Adams, Melanie 144 

Adams, Misti 192 

Adams, Paul 184 

Adams, Rmeshia 144 

Adams, Zachary 144,233 

Adesola, Shardai 1 44, 1 66, 2 1 5, 23 1 

Adkins, Kirbye 144. 187 

Aguilar. Linda 144,209,216,222 

Aichinger, Alex 192 

Akin, Cathy 2 1 8 

Akin, Cnstma 144 

Akin, Jonathan 90 

Alaniz, Jessica 144, 188 

Alcantara, Marcia 1 44 

Aldredge. Justin 138 

Alello, Danyelle 144 

Alexander Cassundna 234 

Alexander Shala 192 

Alexander Tehseae 144 

Alford, Shanice 2 1 6 

Allen. Annette 192 

Allen, Blake 1 44 

Allen, Burt 192 

Allen, Jamie 144, 179 

Allen, Jeff Jr 228 

Allen, Joshua 144 

Allen, Kristina 144 

Allen, Niger 1 44 

Allen, Sylvia 144 

Aliens, Blake 1 64 

Alley, John 144 

Allred, Ashley 144, 183 

Alison, Elisabeth 225 

Ambeau, Camelia 1 44 

Ambrose, Knstie 1 44, 1 84 

Ammons.Jeannme 192 

Anderson, Carrie 1 44, 230 

Anderson, Donna, 2 1 

Anderson, Edward 1 44 

Anderson, Julian 144, 152 

Anderson, Natasha 1 44, 1 89, 207 

Anderson.Taylor 144 

Anderson, Zachary 144 

Andre'Nikka Wnght 169 

Andres, Ahx 144,221 

Andrews, Brett 1 44, 1 77 

Angelle, Ariel 144 

Angers.Amanda 144,233 

Anthony, Courtnee 1 44, 1 78, 209 

Anthony, Courtnee' 1 44, 1 78, 209 

Anthony, James 144 

Antilley. David 192 

Antoon, Danielle 13,37, 144, 149, 

217 

Apugo, Danielle 2 1 7 

Arceneaux, Monique 

144,217 

Ardoin, Ashlynn 145,221 

Arledge, Emily 145,217 

Armelin, Jason 145, 188 

Armond, Elizabeth 1 45, 

228, 238 

Armstrong, Kyra 145, 

217,218 

Arnold, Laura 1 45 

Arnold, Nathan 145 

Arnold, Wade 192 

Ash.Braylon 145, 153 



Ashworth, Jordan 145 
Ashworth. Michael 145, 183 
Ashworth, Mike 215 
Ates, Harmony 1 45 
Atherton.Jack 192 
Atkms.Tia 145 
Attaway, Brady 1 45 
Atteridge, Christina 145 
Attias.Julien 70 
Atwood, Megan 1 45, 1 50 
Augustine, Alacia 145,231 
Augustine, Chaz 238 
Augustine. Darrell 1 45 
Augustus, John 145 
Austin. Caleb 145 
Aymond, Justin 24, 227 
Aymond, Sara 145,216 






146 

Bass. Charlie 146 
Bass, Jasmine 146 
Bass. Jessica 146 
Bass, Scott 175 
Bates, Jeneea 146 
Batiste.Travis 146, 188,231 
Battles, Crystal 146 
Battles, Victoria 146 
Batts, Michael I 19, 146 
Baxter, Caleb 1 46, 1 8 1 
Bayles, Nicole 144, 146,224 
Bayone, Chassidy 1 46, 1 60 
Bayonne, Korey 146 
Bayoune, Courtney 1 46 
Bazhanova, Olga 1 46 
Beal, Dejandra 1 46 
Beard, Dustm 1 46. 1 87 
Bearden, William 146, 152 
Beaudion, Samantha 200 
Beaudom.Ashlee 146,217 
Beavers, Brandy 1 46, 1 67 
Beck, Ashley 146 
Beckondorf, Meredith 238 



Babb.Tyler 145 




Beckwith, John 227 


Babers.Tarah 145 




Bedford.Tylar 1 46 


Babm, Austin 145,226 




Bedgood, Mallory 146 


Badon, Brittany 1 45 




Bedoya, Alyssa 146 


Badon, Jasmine 145 




Beers, Victoria 146 


Baig, Muhammad 1 92 




Bell, Chad 1 46 


Bailey, Jo 145 




Bell, Colby 1 46 


Bailey, Trevor 1 45, 1 68 




Bell, Courtney 146,225 


Baker, Albert 145 




Bell.JoAnn 192 


Baker, Samantha 1 45, 22 1 


Bell.Lillie 192 


Baker, Tyler 145 




Bellon, Susannah 146 


Bal, Hilary 34 




Belote, Caroline 1 46. 1 80 


Baldwin, Olivia 145 




Below, Tefanie 146 


Ball, Blair 145 




Benard, Caroline 228 


Ballard, Kyle 145 




Bendnck, Stephen 1 80 


Banks, Shayla 145 




Benefield, Justin 221 


Banks, Sherry 200 




Benjamin, Laila 146,214,217 


Banta, Julian 212 




Bennett, Jeslyn 146 


Barback, Claire 145 




Bennett, Patrick 1 46 


Barber Amanda 145 




Bennett, Sarah 147 


Barber, Stacey 145 




Bennett, Victor 147 


Barbo, Paige 145,221 




Benoit, Jessie 233 


Barden, Susan 1 45 




Benoit, Kasey 1 47, 22 1 


Bardm, Hunter 233 




Benson, Robert 1 47 


Bardin, Sherrod 1 45 




Bentley, Christian 147 


Bardin, Sylvia 145 




Bergeron, Cam-Oscar 147, 177, 


Barker Paula Jean, 209 




229 


Barnes, Breanna 1 46 




Bergeron, Tyler 2 1 7 


Barnes, Corwm 1 46 




Berlin, Chelsey 147,232 


Barnes, Dean 1 46 




Bernard, Brooke 147.218 


Barnes, Haven 145, 146,224 


Bernard, Carolyn 147,217,236 


Barnes, Joyce 192 




Bernard, Emily 147 


Barnet, Carrie 200 




Bernard, Emily 1 47 


Barr, Robin 146, 178,238 


Bernard, Jody 147 


Barn Rogenck 1 46 




Bernard, Matthew 1 34, 1 47 


Bar- ^^^^^ row, Fernando 


Berrios, Wanda 147 


-^ |^ 146 


Berry, Airon 147 


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Bartlett, 


Berry, Lauren 147,228 




Wendy 192 


Berthelot, Megan 1 47, 1 63, 22 1 




Barton, 


Besant, Gerald 147 




Jamie 200 


Bezik, Andrew 147 




Barton, 


Bias.Tory 181 




Wendy 


Bilbo, Justin 147, 188 
Billiot, Jesse 147 
Billiot, Jordan 147 
Binns, Kelvin Jr 147 
Biscoe.jody 192 
Black, Adam 219 
k Black, Jake 225 
^^ Black, Kevin 147 

^^ Blackwell, Brittany 147 
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Haley 200 

Blake. Joan 147 

Blake. Kevin 147.208,215 

Blake, William 70 

Blmov, Megan 220 

Bloom, Chris 184 

Blount. Haley 1 20. 1 23 

Bloxom, Bobby 22 1 

Boatman, Molly 147 

Bobb.Yolanda 192 

Boddie, Heath 1 47, 1 89 

Bodet, Cecile 147 

Bohall, Justin 147 

Bolden, Merrell 147. 164 

Bolds. Elizabeth 147 

Boles, Sheneice 2 1 4, 234 

Bolton, Brandon 93 

Bolton, Brayden 24 1 

Bond, Geoffrey 147, 182 

Bonnet, Rebecca 1 47 

Bonnet, Ryan 147,212 

Bonnette, Colene 2 1 

Bonton, Nikki 147 

Booker Brashard 1 47 

Books, Katy 1 47 

Boone, Jessica 148 

Boone, Rebecca 192 

Boozer, Peyton 148, 149.238 

Bordelon, Alyssa 148 

Bordelon, Andrew 148,221.243, 

254 

Bordelon, Jonathan 148, 162 

Bordelon, Leann 238 

Borden, Judy 148 

Borkowski, Jessica 148 

Bossier Ryan 22 1 

Bosteon. Starleana 2 1 5 

Bostic, Candace 148,218,231 

Boston, Starleana 228, 240 

Boudreaux, Delacy 1 48 

Boudreaux, Micah 148 

Boudreaux, Sarah 1 48 

Bouldin, Brittany 147, 148 

Bounds, Brooke 1 48 

Bourg, Chuck 47 

Bourgeois, Coryn 1 48, 226 

Bourgeois, Janell 148 

Bourgeois, Megan 1 48, 2 1 3, 2 1 8, 

219,220 

Bourque.Cody 13,95. 148, 176, 

240 

Bovia, Lauren 1 48, 226 

Bower, Hunter 148, 176 

Bowie, Lertresha 148,21 4, 234 

Boyd, Demetrius 1 48 

Boyd, Roxanne 1 48 

Boydstun, Joseph 148 

Boyett, Hayden 148 

Braden, Hope 1 48 

Bradford, EJ 237 

Bradford, James 148 

Bradford, Leslie 1 48 

Bradford.Tiffany 148 

Bradley, Alicia 148,210 

Bradley, Monique 1 48 

Bradshaw, Laura 1 48 

Branch, Chester 1 48, 1 66 

Brandon, Joi 148,216 

Brandon, Whitney 148,233 

Brannen, Rachel 229 

Brant, Lauren 148 

Bratton, Chantel 1 20, 1 48, 1 69 

Brauer, Sheena 230 

Bray, Chase 233 

Brazil, Travis 148 

Breaux.Aly 13 

Breaux, Alyson 148 

Breaux, Alyson 148 

Breaux, Meghan 38, 230 

Breaux, Michael 148 

Breaux, Nick 3 1 , 240 

Breda, Erikia 149, 172 



Breda, Hykeem 1 49 
Brent, Bill 192 
Breshears, Alyssa 149 
Brewer Allie 212 
Brewer Allison 149 
Brewer Chad 227 
Brewer Lacey 1 49. I 60 
Bridges. David 1 49. 207, 227 
Bridges, Lindsey 1 49 
Bnggs. Harvey 1 49 
Bnley, Elizabeth 149 
Bnster Daniel 1 49, 1 59 
Bnttain, Mariana 149 
Broadway, Courtney 1 49 
Broadway, Sarah 1 49, 232 
Brocato. Mary 74, 193,254 
Brocato, Salvatore 149 
Broggi.Genny 149,21 1.217,228. 
232, 238 

Bronzgold, Chelsea 124 
Brooks, Aramie 45, I 10 
Brooks. Eric 149.233 
Brooks. Keven 1 49 
Brooks, Patrick 239 
Brosett, Randel 2 1 
Brossette, Dylan 149,223 
Broussard, Brittany 1 49 
Broussard.JaJuan 149,220 
Broussard, Jorrell 149 
Broussard, Kendra 193 
Broussard, Morrell 149 
Broussard, Shaquille 1 49, 232 
Broussard, William 48,94,99. 137, 
140, 193, 197 
Brown, Becca 39, 226 
Brown. Charles 1 49, I 64 
Brown, Christopher 1 49, 1 63 
Brown, Damano 1 49, 1 63 
Brown, DaMano 149, 163 
Brown. Debra 2 1 I 
Brown, Dedra 1 49, 2 1 4 
Brown, Garrett 1 49, 1 89 
Brown, Jaterica 149 
Brown, Kasey 108,214 
Brown, Keenan 228, 23 1 , 240 
Brown, Kernsha 1 49 
Brown, Khristoffer 149 
Brown, Marcquetta 2 1 0, 2 1 I 
Brown, Phil 193 
Brown, Rebecca 1 49 
Brown, Renae 1 49 
Brown, Robert 240 
Brown, Shalecia 1 49, 2 1 0, 230 
Brown, Shelby 238 
Brown.Taylor 146, 149 
Brown, Terence 1 49 
Brown, Treasure 1 49 
Brozgold, Chelsea 1 49 
Bruce, Kevin 149,212 
Bruce, Laura 149,217,228 
Brueckner, Kevin 149,212 
Brumfield, Erica 1 50 
Brumley, Beverly I 50 
Brumley, Jessica I 50 
Brumsfield, Erica 2 1 
Brunei- David I 50, I 8 1 
Brunei Brandi 150 
Brunnerjeff 84 
Brunner Jeffery I 50 
Bruno, Cary I 1 7, I 39 
Brunston, Victoria 150 
Bryan, Stephen 1 50 
Bryant, Isaac 1 50. 1 67 
Bryant, Kayla 1 50, 1 62 
Bryant, Lauren I 50 
Bryson, Heather I 50 
Buckner, Kacey I 63 
Buisson, Jordan 150,217 
Bullard.Andy 147,233,243,254 
Bullard, Nicole 1 50, 2 1 9 
Bullard, William 150 
Bullock, Ryan 1 50, 1 57, 22 1 



246 



Index 



Bumpus, Jessica 150 

Bundnck, Stephen I 50 

Bureau, Roneshica 1 50, 1 78 

Burgess, Lmdsley 150 

Burke, Greg 69, I 1 7, 1 37, 1 38, 1 40 

Burke, Reagan 150,210,221 

Burkhalter Katie 222 

Burks, Robert 1 47. 1 50 

Burnette, DeAngelis 1 48, 1 50 

Burns. Austin 92, 150, 171 

Burns. Korey 1 50 

Burt, Phillip 150 

Burton, Angela 200 

Burton, Garrison 1 93 

Busby, Jalesha 150 

Bush, Gabnelle 150 

Bush, Justin 150 

Bustamante, Jose 1 50, 229, 237 

Butterfield, Madeline 1 50 

Buxton, Holly 1 50 

Byers, Jaime 150.219 

Byers. Katie 220 

Byers.Talara 1 50 

Byles, Brittany 1 50 

Byles, Cassidy 238 

Byrd, Bailey 2 1 7 

Byrd. Cecil 150 

Byrd, Dakota 233 

Byrd, Robert 1 50 

Byrd, Shannon 1 48, I 50, 2 1 7 



c 



Caballeros, Angela 150 
Cacioppo, Destm 1 50 
Cader, Amanda 1 5 1 
Caffey, Sarah 151 
Cam, Brittny I 5 I , I 88 
Cain, Latenca 1 5 1 
Cain. Rachel 151 
Caldwell. Delia. 82 
Caldwell, Ebony 15 I 
Caldwell, Paige 1 5 1 
Caldwell, Robert 151,215,240 
Calhoun, Jesse 233 
Callender.Audra 151,225 
Calvin, Marquita 151, I 63 
Cambron, Steven 1 5 I 
Campbell, Jameson 151 
Campbell, Jeff 151 
Campbell, Lacey 1 5 I 
Campbell. Stephanie 44 
Campo, Taylor 228 
Cannon, Cassie 1 5 I 
Cannon, Macie 15 I 
Cantu, Jorge 151, 155,243,254 
Caperon, Christie 1 93 
Cararas, Victoria 151,217 
Card. Brittany I 1 7, 236 
Carey, Shanika 210,215 
Canllo.Victoria 215,218 
Carlin, Demarcus 2 1 9 
Carlone, Kayla I 5 I 
Carlton, Trenton I 5 I 
Carlton, Trenton Jarred III 179 
Carpenter, Allen 237 
Carr, Courtney 151, 1 57 
Carr, Courtney 151, 157 
Carr, Keva I 5 I . I 64 
Carr; Nicolas 1 5 1 
Carrell, Brendan 151, 171 
Carrere. Kaysee 1 5 1 , 2 1 6, 225 
Carnllo, Victoria 15 I 
Carroll, Amanda 215 
Carroll, Laura 193 
Carroll, Rusty 1 5 I 
Carte, Curtis 151,221 



Carter Amber 151,207 
Carter Shanetra I 5 I 
Cascio, Kim 222 

Case, BreAuan 29, 1 50, 1 5 1 , 220 
Case, Zachary 1 38 
Castillo, Zanny 126 
Castle, Lauren 1 93 
Cates, Kathlean 151 
Cavanaugh, Cortney 1 93 
Cavanaugh, Jessica 2 1 
Ceasar, Ashley 151 
Ceasar, Ashley 151 
Ceasar, Genevoylyn 151, I 69 
Cebrynski, Artie 193 
Chachere, Corey 1 5 1 
Chachere, Monique 151,161,211 
215,231,232 
Chambers, Eloisa 1 93 
Chambers, Winde 193 
Champagne, Robyne 200 
Chandler Cassie 200 
Chandler Clarence 151,181 
Chandler; Katelyn 151, 153 
Chandler Michael 209, 229 
Chandler Teandra 1 5 I 
Charles, Stephanie 1 5 I 
Charles.Tyieka I 52, 1 56 
Charner Megan 1 52 
Chartier, Desiree 1 52, I 65, 207 
Chastain, Larry 1 52 
Chasteen, Mark 1 52 
Chasteen, Michael 1 52 
Chatelain, Karen 209, 229 
Chatman, Brandon 1 52 
Chauvin, Kathryn 1 52 
Chauvin, Raynie 145, 152 
Chenvert, Richard 1 52 
Chevallier Jordan 152 
Cholvitee, Savannah 86, 1 52, 227 
Chop, Louis I 52 
Choyce, Jessica 152 
Choyce, Veronica 152 
Christensen, Paula 1 93 
Christiansen, Chloee 2 1 7 
Churchill, Kristie 152, 158 
Citizen, Joshua 147 
Clanus, Sarah 1 52, I 84, 222 
Clark, Benjamin 1 52 
Clark, Debra 1 93 
Clark, Hannah 228 
Clark, Kelly 1 52 
Clark, Nathan 230 
Clavier Derek 2 1 4 
Clay, Kyle 1 75 
Clayton, James 152 
Clayton, Melissa 200 
Cleveland, James 152, 156 
Clifton. Rachel 152 
Cobb. Daniel 152.233 
Cobb. Justin 152 
Coen,Josh82. 152 
Coffman, Daniel 209, 237 
Coker Jordan R 189 
Cokerjordon 152 
Colbert, Fran 200 
Cole, Cassidy 152 
Coleman, LaTonya 152,212 
Coleman, Whitney 145, 152,238 
Colflesh, Kirsten 152 
Colic, Dragana 1 29, 1 52 
Collier Miriam 207 
Collins, Anthony 152 
Collins, Bill 32,48,233 
Collins, Cassie 217 
Collins, Emily 200 
Collins, Phyllis 233 
Collins, Randy 208 
Collins.Tarnara 1 52 
Colnga. Stephanie 233 
Colson, Tyler 1 52 
Colunga, Stephanie 86, 152 
Commiato, Aaron 152 



CommickTynll 153 

Conine, Frances 236 

Conly, Scott 233 

Constance, Ashley 153,220 

Cook, Alex 137 

Cook, Brant 153 

Cook, Gabnelle 153 

Cooke, Robin 146, 153 

Cooley, Lara 153 

Coombs. Andrew 230 

Cooper James 153 

Cooper, Morgan 1 53, 2 1 5, 242 

Copeland, Manssa 149, 153 

Corderjillian 153,217 

Corkern, Dylan 1 53, 227 

Cotsopoulos, Seth 227 

Cotton, Kimberly 216 

Cotton, Lenadia 153 

Courville, Erin 222, 235 

Courville, Manah 153.217,228 

Courville, Nicholas 13, 153,233 

Courville, Nick 236 

Coutee, April 153 

Coutee.John 193 

Covher Corbin R. Wayne 42 

Cozier Lauren 1 53 

Craft, Jessica 153 

Craig, Crystal I 53 

Craig, Keith 153 

Craig, Marcus 153 

Craig, Paula 1 93 

Craige.Anelle 153,210,215 

Cram, Bethany 153 

Cramer Kevin 227 

Cramer, Sarah 1 53, 1 76, 225, 226, 

235, 242, 254 

Crandal.Josh 212 

Crandell, Joshua 153 

Craven, Kalie 200 

Credeur Morgen 1 53 

Crew, Emily I 85 

Crew, Kalesha 1 53 

Crew, Robert 42. 1 93 

Crews, Victoria 2 1 7 

Crisp. Kmetta 150. 153 

Crittendon, Latoyia 153, 164 

Crockett, Ashley 1 53. 2 1 1 , 2 1 4, 238 

Crooks, Chaise 1 53, 1 79 

Crooks, Leighton I 53 

Crophen.Jon M. 174 

Crosby, Amanda 153,221 

Crosby, Kimberly 1 53 

Crow, Kelli 200 

Crowe, Brittany 153, 176,222 

Crowe, Shelbi 153 

Cruse, Chnstoph 153 

Cullen, Megan 13. 153,21 1,221, 

228 

Culotta, Brittany 120 

Cummings, Joyce 148 

Cummings, Luke 153 

Cunningham, Caitlin 221 

Cunningham, Joe 226, 243 

Curry, Bolton 85, 1 53 

Curtis, Christina 153 

Curukovic.Adna 129, 139 

Cutrer Angela 200 




Daniel, Markeya 1 54 
Daniels. Joshua 154, 175 
Daniels, Justin 154 
Daniels, Mark 154, 184,219 
Danley, Molly 1 54 
Danna, Matthew 1 54 
Darby, Juanita 193 
Darden, Leah 240 
Dartez, Matthew 1 54 
Daughtery Frankie 1 54 
Dauzat, Emily 154, 172 
Dauzat, Nicole 183 
Davenport, Kali 24, 96, 1 54, 222 
Davidson, Tamatha 154 
Davis, Ashley 154,216 
Davis, Chelsea 154 
Davis, Chianti 154 
Davis, Christine 86, 1 54, 229 
Davis, Clarence 154 
Davis, Demanus I 54 
Davis, Evan 1 54 
Davis, India 1 54 
Davis, Jacinda 154 
Davis, Joshua 154 
Davis, Kon 238 
Davis, Ky 1 54 
Davis, Lajasmine 1 54 
Davis, Megan 154,221 
Davis, Michael 154 
Davis.Terrence 200 
Davison, Quincy 1 54 
Dawnn, Geogka 240 
Dean, Chelsea 154 
Dean, Heather 200 
Dean, Matt, 209 
DeBlanc, Eric 154, 156 
Deen, Emily 254 
Deep, Neeru 193 
Dees, Michael 238 
DeFord, Matt 42, 193 
Deggs, Bill Lee 209 
Degray, Ashley 154 
Delacerda, James 154 
Delarosa, Ashley 154 
DeLay, Adrian 234 
Deloach, April 155 
Deloney.Holly22l 
DelozierTroy 1 55 
Delphin.F.J. 189 
Delphm, Francis I 55 
Delphin, Nicol 193 
Demars, Sharonda 1 55 
DeMoss, Lacey 1 55, 1 65 
Dene' McCauley 22 1 
Deniakos, Jacob 149. 155,227 
Dennis, Whitney 231 
Densmore, Ben 233 
Dent, Brittany 230 
DerosierTajh 55 
Desadier, Devm 1 55 
Desselle, Howard 1 55 
Desselles, Ashley 155 
Desselles, Curtis 1 55 
Desselles, Kristian 36 
Dets, Michael 148 



155.212,240 

Deville, Katie 1 55 

Deville.Tahnee 1 55 

Dewitt, Samantha 22 1 

Dickson, David 22 1 

Dieter, Anna 155 

Dill, Phillip 155 

Dimarco.Joe 237 

Dischler, Carl 155 

Dischler, Dusty 29, 209 

Dison, Brad 1 55 

Dixon, Dasaundra 1 55 

Dixon, Jonathan 200 

Dixon, Krista 1 55 

Dobbins, Mylisha 1 55, 2 1 4. 234 

Dockens, Austen 155 

Dockery, Megan 1 26 

Dodd.Tristian 155 

Dodson.Amy 13, 133, 155, 162, 

211,221.232 

Dodson, Blake 223 

Dodson, Matthew 1 55, 1 66 

Doe.Jeanette 155 

Dollar, Susan 193 

Domangue, Brittany 1 55, 1 77, 22 1 

Domangue, Kyle 1 55, 1 58, 2 1 2. 2 1 3 

Domanque, Katie 2 1 9 

Donaway, Jammie 155 

Doolan, Khirsten 1 55 

Dooley, Brandon I 55 

Dotson, Evony 1 55 

Doucet, Matthew 230 

Dougherty, Lacey 200 

Douglas, Dominique 1 55 

Douglas, Reginald 153, 155 

Douglas, Shequita 1 55 

Dove-Rivers, Pamela 238 

Drake, Dylan 155 

Drexler Dongelle 155 

Drobina, Eleanor 1 55 

Dubois, Patric 128 

Dubroc, Andre 155 

Duchardt, Barbara 72, 1 93 

Ducote, Mark I 55 

Duffy, Philip 155 

Duhon, Jennifer 155 

Duhon, Kyle 212,214 

Duncan, Stephen 1 55 

Duncan, Tyler 1 56 

Duncil, Amanda 156, 173.254 

Duncil, Amanda 156. 173,254 

Dunn. LaShelia 156.220 

Dupas. Brian 1 56 

Duplessis.Victor 156, 182 

Dupre.Jade 200 

Dupree, Candi 1 56 

Dupuy, Amanda 156,238 

DupuyAmy 156,238 

Dupuy, Ben 1 56, 1 85 

Duracher Kristen 210 

Duraso.Aimee 156, 159 

Durbin, James 131, 156 

Durham, Sarah 156,218 

Duzat, _ Nicole 132 

Dye, Emily 1 56, 
217 
Dye, Tiffany 
156 



Daigle.Glen 154, 169 
Daigle, Heather 2 1 7 
Daigle.Troy 154 
Daisy, Kris 84, 1 75, 232 
Daisy, Kristen 1 54 
Dale, Stephanie 154 
Dalton, Shehta 154,243 
Daniel. Jennifer 154 




Index 



247 






Eastridge, Jordan 156 
Ebarb-Combs. Michael 1 56 
Ebarb.Ashton 156 
Eddington, Ethan 1 56 
Eddington. Evan 1 56 
Edgar; Melvin 79, 1 55, 1 56 
Edgerson, Paislee 1 56 
Edmg.Chns 193 
Edington, Ethan 225 
Edmonds.Taywanee 156 
Edwards, Alethea 156,213 
Edwards, Becky 209 
Edwards, Cody 1 56 
Edwards, Jaspar 179 
Edwards, Keedra 2 1 7 
Edwards, Landon 233 
Edwards, Moniqueka 1 56 
Edwards, Rebecca 1 56 
Edwards, Victoria 156, 161 
Elfer.Jena 134 
Eljoki, Russell 25, 156,221 
Ellender.Amy 156,222 
Elhot, Sarah 2 1 8 
Elliott, Stephen 193 
Ellis, Karensa 1 56 
Ellis, Khnsty 151, 156 
Ellison, Kan 156 
Elqutub.Yaser 80, 1 56, 227 
Elston, Laura 156, 1 67 
Emery, Jamie I 19, 156 
Emfinger, Mandie 233 
Emory, Sarah 1 56 
Encalade.Jalessa 156 
Engel, Krysta 1 56, 206 
England, Ashlee 156 
English, Amber 157,226 
English, Matthew 1 45 
Engolia, Lori 87, 1 57, 233 
Ennisjohn 157 
Enwere.Yelena 126,217 
Epperson, Lacie 1 57 
Erath, Elizabeth 1 57 
Erikson.An 159 
Erikson.Vanner 13, 157,214, 
223 

Erin, Michael 173 
Ernstem.Alan 193 
Ernstein, Julie 193 
Ervin, Michael 1 57 
Escott, Mary 22 1 
Espenan, Courtney I 1 , 22 1 
Essex, Sabrina 1 57 
Etheridge, Jeffery 157 
Ethendge.Tiffany 200 
Eubanks, Dawn 193 
Evans, Amber 48, 157 
Evans, Amber 48, 157 
Evans, Jeremy 1 57, 1 64, 2 1 4 



,210 
,210 



F 



Fage, Josh 227 
Fain, Amy 157,222 
Faircloth, James 146, 157 
Fairley, Candace 157 
Fairley, Isaac 157,228 
Falcon, Sharonda 157 
Falke, Carrie 157 
Falls, Jmard 157 
Farhat, Somer 157 
Farque, Allison 157 
Farque.Annalise 157 
Faucheaux, Catherine 86, 193 
hfford 1 57 



Faz,Tiffany22l 
Feierabend, Erica 1 57 
Felice, Brennon 1 57, 233 
Felix, Phylicia 1 57 
Felton, Brandi 157, 17 
Felton, Brandi 1 57, 1 7 
Ferguson, Brittney 1 57 
Ferguson, Jamar 157 
Ferguson.Taylor 1 57, 1 89 
Fernbaugh, Gabby 73 
Ferreyros. Joel 233 
Fewell, Nathan 209 
Fielder Rachel 1 57. 1 88 
Fielder Rachel 1 57, 1 88 
Figaro, Jeremy 157 
Fillingim, Whitney 2 1 7 
Fillinich, Cody I 18, I 19 
Fincher, Kayla 153. 157 
Finders, Rachel 217 
Finimore, Andrea 157,221 
Fink, Jackie 157 
Fisher, Herbert 1 57 
Fisher Joshua 157 
Flanagan, Jamie 193 
Flanigan, Sikilya I 57 
Fleming, Taylor I 57 
Fletcher Julie 158. 166.221 
Flournoy, Travis 158 
Flowers, Sarah 1 58 
Floyd, Hannah 158 
Floyd, Jason 155 
Fobbs, Jessica 158 
Folarin, Comfort I 58 
Fontenot.Enn 132. 154, 158,221 
Fontenot, Megan I 58, 230 
Forcinel, Kim 



Foucheux, Meaghan 1 55, I 58 

Fowler, Becca 233 

Fowler Dreka 2 1 6 

Fowler Heidi 158 

Fowler, Judy 158 

Fowler Judy R 187 

Fowler Matt 181,233 

Fox, Amy 158,238 

Fox, Brittany 1 58 

Fox, Bruce 1 58 

Fox, Dorene 193 

Fox, Robby 1 77 

Foy, Kevin 209 

Francis, Pamela 193 

Francois, Courtland 158 

Frank, Bethany 1 58, 1 76, 243, 254 

Frank, Kelsey I 58, 23 I 

Franklin, Bernidma 1 58 

Franklin, Debroah 200 

Franklin, jasmine 158 

Franklin, Jasomme 21 3 

Franklin, Kendall 1 58. 1 65 

Franklin, Ryan 158,219 

Franks, Jeffrey 158 

Frazier, Wendy 158 

Frederick, Briana I 58 

Frederick, Nicholas 158 

Frederick, Randall 31, 101 

Fredieu, Becky 3 I 

Freeman, Amanda 120, 158 

Freeman, Randy I 58, 2 1 4, 23 I 

Freeman, Shamela 1 58 

Freeman, Simone 1 58 

Fruge, Ruth 158 

Fulford.Trenise 158 

Fuller, Dewaskie 158,214 

Fuller, Frank 1 94 

Funderburk, Jake 2 1 8 
Funderburke, Brette 86 
Fuqua, Deidre I 59 
Fuqua, Jeremy I 59 
Furlow, Garrett 1 59 
Fum Paula 74, 1 94 




Ford, 
Kayla 22 1 
Ford, Mi- 
chael 158 
Ford, Tana 1 58 
Forrest, Anna 
120 
Fosberg, Brittany 
22 

Foshee, Cecily, 
218 

Foshee, Matthew 
158 

Foshee, Tiffany 22 1 , 
233 

Foster. Brian 153, 158 
226 

Foster, John 193 
Foster, Lucia 1 58 
Foster Maye 193 



GallaspyAnn 
159 

Gallien, Lauren 1 59 
Gallieu.Will 230 
Galloway, Megan 1 59 
Gandy, Chris 227, 232 
Gandy, Chris 227, 232 
Gannon, Brook 1 59 
Garcia, Eilyn 159,216,229 
Garcia, Frances 200 
Garcia, Patrick 22 1 
Garelick, Justin 108 
Garlmgton, Lana 159 
Garner, Laronda 1 59 
Garner, Morgan 1 59, I i 
Garrett, Cyle 159 
Garrett, Giquan 149, 159,219 
Garrison, Jesselee 1 59 
Garrison, Sharonica 1 59, 2 1 8, 23 1 
Garth, Jaleesa 159,217 
Gary, Marcus 1 72 
Gash.Ganelle 159 



Gaspard, Dustm I 59 

Gates, Elizabeth I 59 

Gatti, Carolyn 194 

Gatti, Carolyn 194 

Gay, Brandon 1 59 

Gee, Kenny 230 

Geist, Trevor 159 

Gentry, Cole 1 94 

Gentry, Ryan I 59 

Gentry, Tyler 223 

George, Danisa 1 49, 1 59 

George, Ryan I 59 

George, Terrance 1 59 

George, Trinity 1 59 

Gernand, Jennifer 159 

Gewm, Manah 159,217 

Gibbs, Chelsey 1 24 

Gibbs.Jalessia 159 

Gibson, Dennis 159 

Gibson, Megan 159,222,224 

Gddings, Ashley 159 

Giddmgs, Cynthia 1 59 

Gieseyjacki 194 

Giffen, Nancy 7 I 

Gilbert, Breleisha 153, 159 

Giles, Chelsea 17,31, 159,210.228, 

232,238 

Gilliam, Christopher 95 

Gillis, Barbara 194 

Gillis, Phillip, 46 

Gipson.Tamekia 2 1 6 

Gladney, Lakira 200 

Glasper Brittany 1 59 

Glasper, Dionysia 1 59 

Glaspie, Jessica '159, 164.228 

Glassy, Nathaniel 1 60 

Glaviano, Michael I 60 

Glennon, Brittany I 60, 233 

GloverTiwan 1 60, 1 65 

Gochinas, Whitney 160 

Goms, Clinton I 60 

Goleman, Ashley 160 

Golemon, Justin 160 

Golleher, Ronald 160 

Goodfellow, Hannah 217 

Goodie, Quinten 1 38 

Goodman, Shidney 1 60 

Gordy, Leah I 60 

Gorham, Brandy I 60 

Gorum, Carmen I 60 

Goston, Shenita I 60 

Goteman, Justin 221 

Gotson, Cynthia 200 

Gourgues, Megan 1 60 

Graf, Meredith I 60, I 63 

Gramling, Michael 160 

Grant, Marion I 60 

Graves, Elizabeth 1 94 

Graves, Marlowe 1 60 

Graves.Taylor 226, 254 

Graves.Tremaine 1 60 

Grayjannah 13, 160,217 

Gray, Juliette 157, 160,225 
Gray, LaTasha 1 94 
Gray, Latoya I 60 
Green, Alexis 160 
Green, Charles 1 60 
Green, Dillon 90, 1 60, 
178 

Green, Dominique 160 
Green, Fran 200 
Green, Jenny 233 
Green, Kimberly 23, 1 60 
Green, Knsta 1 60 
Green, Lanetta 1 54, 1 60 
Green, Lannie 73 
Green, Lauren 1 60 
Green, Mike I 1 8, I 1 9 
Greene, Garron I 60 
Greene, Lyndzee I 1 2, I 39, 1 60 
Greenhouse, Isaiah 1 08 
Greenhouse, Lisa 1 60 



Greenwell, Kimberly 145, 160 

Greer. Bndgette 1 59. I 60 

Greer Chris, I 1 8 

Greer Michael 221 

Gregory, Cady I 60 

Gregory, Pete 1 94 

Gremillion, Russ 209 

Gresham, Liz 194 

Gnbble, Molly 1 60 

Griffin. Dejon 160 

Griffin. Gregory I 60 

Griffon, Dejon 1 20 

Griffon, Derek 1 60. 1 83 

Gngsby, Pam 1 94 

Grimes, Kelee I 1 7, 1 60 

Grimmett, Emily 161. 225 

Grondm, Trent 53 

Gros, Murray 1 6 1 

Gross, Heather 225 

Gruesbeck, Steven 4 1 

Guice.Jay 161 

Guidroz, Nicholas I 6 1 

Guidry.Amy 92 

Guidry, Erianne 145, 161 

Guidry Eric I 61 

Guidry, Lindsey I 6 1 

Guidry, Lumas I 6 1 

Guilbeau, Brandi 222 

Guilbeaux, Brittney 2 1 5 

Guillory Brittini 1 6 1 

Guillory Caitlin 24, 25 

Guillory, Miranda 1 6 1 

Guillory, Tiffany 161 

Gum, Elizabeth 95 

Guin, Ladonna I 61 

Gunner Brittany 232 

Guse, Brett 85, 1 6 1 

Guse, Mathew 232 

Guthrie, Jennifer 200 

Gutierrez, Gabnela 161, 209, 2 1 7 

Guy, Jeremy 149, 161 

Guyton, Jonathan 158, 161,208, 

231 

Guzzardi, Bee 96 



IE 

if 



Habig, Michael 161,221 

Hadden. Mylie 210 

Haeuser David 1 6 1 

Haeuser Ford 87, 226 

Hagan, Nathaniel 92 

Hailey, Brittani 238 

Hailey, Tommy 74, 194 

Hair Keonta 161 

Hajka, Nicole 1 6 1 

Hall, Dommick 161 

Hall, Gregory I 6 1 

Hall, John 161 

Hall, Katy 1 94 

Hall, Maria 161 

Hall, Melissa 161 

Hall, Richard 161 

Hall, Roger 1 6 1 , 1 89, 237 

Hall, Roger 161, 189,237 

Hall.Shena 161 

HallTom 194 

Hall.Zach 161 

Halverson, Catherine 161, 209 

Hamel.Jorgia 161,210 

Hamilton, Bnona 2 1 

Hamilton, De' Andra 220 

Hamilton, Joe 156, 161 

Hamilton, Markita 154, 161,215, 

220 

Hamilton, Tanesha 1 6 1 

Hammett, Lynda 161,221,232, 

234, 236 



248 



Index 



Hamner Randi 161 

Hamous.Judy 194 

Hampton, Arkeia 161,210 

Hampton, Arkeia 161,210 

Harrison, Bnttney 1 6 1 

Hanchey, Cory 233 

Hanchey. Michael 161 

Hancock, Keithan I 1 

Handel, Greg 194 

Handy, Carlme I 6 1 

Handy, Genica 1 50, 1 6 1 , 2 1 8 

Hanna.Adam 162,232 

Hannon, Michelle 200 

Hano,Jack70,7l 

Hanson, Brenda 1 94 

Hanson, Ragen I 62 

Hanson, Thomas 68 

Hanson, Tom 194 

Hardee. Leslie 1 62 

Hare, Kent 1 94 

Hare, Lillian 162,213,222,254 

Harlow, Don 209 

Harmeyer, Jackson 1 62 

Harper Cathleen 1 94 

Harper Niki 1 62 

Harrell, Wesley 162 

Harrington, Claire 2 1 7 

Harris, Jeremy I 62 

Harris, Jessica 162 

Harris, Lashae I 62 

Harris, Marshall 162 

Harris, Molly 221.238 

Harris, Rebecca 1 62, 1 85 

Harrison, Devm 1 47. 1 62 

Harrison, Lara 220 

Hart. Dana I 62 

Hart, Dana 1 62 

Hart, Randall 220 

HartSeth 162 

Harvey, Chase 162,212 

Harville. Kayla 210 

Harwell, Emily I 62 

Haskins, Matthew I 62, 206 

Hatahet, Zafer 79, 88, 90 

Havok, Davey 1 56 

Hawthorne, Ranee 2 1 6 

Hawthorne, Timothy I 62 

Hay, Tom I 62 

Haydel, Robin I 62, 1 80, 22 I 

Hayden, Erica 2 1 7 

Hayden, Kelsey 2 1 7 

Hayes.Trma 1 62, 1 8 1 

Hayes.Tyler I 62 

Haynes.Kelli 194 

Hayme.Juan 162, 178 

Hayward, Ayanna 92 

Hazel, Devm 1 62 

Heard, Gemonce 1 62, 1 82 

Heard, Haley I 62, I 88 

Hearn, Scarlet I 62 

Heary, Kartemus I 62 

Hebert, Garrad I 62 

Hebert, Katie 162 

Hebert, Morgan 162 

Hegman, Maria 1 62 

Heider, Erin, 25 

Heinicka, Jodie 194 

Helaire, Candice 210 

Hellmghausen, Kali I 62 

Hemphill, Hannah 2 1 7 

Henderson, Jeremy 162 

Henderson, Kerryl Lynne 1 94 

Henderson, Tabitha I 62 

Hendnx, Chelsea 1 62 

Hennigan, Abigail 162 

Hennigan, Heath 206 

Hennigan, Zechariah I 62, I 68 

Hennques, Luana, 1 26 

Henry, Dezira 1 50, 1 62, 2 1 5. 220 

Henry, Rickey I 62 

Henry, Sketter 194 

Hernandez. Jose 162,209 



Hernandez, Ryan I 63 
Hershberger Courtney 1 63 
Hesser William 163 
Hetherwick, Windsor 163 
Hewitt, Ashlee 194 
Hichman, Debbie 194 
Hickman, Halli 40.41,238 
Hicks, Derek 1 63 
Hicks, Hannah 163 
Hicks, Steve 194 

Higginbotham, Eddie I I, 13, 14,23, 
99, 163,211,223,232,236 
Higginbotham, Haley 1 63, 22 1 
Higginbotham, Jordan 163 
Hill, Lauren 163,226 
Hill, Lebnttney 163 
Hill, Melissa 228 
Hill, Mike I 18, I 19 
Hill.Myranda 194 
Hill.Shandriqua 163,216 
Hill.Tarkedria 163 
Hillin.Taylor 163,217 
Hilton, Kristie 195 
Hinshaw, Elizabeth 1 63 
Hinton.Jalanda 156, 163.231 
Hite.Anelle 163,216 
Hite.Anelle 163,216 
Hoffman, Natalie 1 63, 222 
Hogan, David 163,212 
Hogan, Spencer I 63 
Holcombe, David I 63 
Holcombe, Pam 194 
Holden, Alexis 163 
Holden, Dillon 163. 188.226 
Holden, Rosalind 148, 163 
Holland, John 163 
Holland, Laura 200 
Holland.Trever 163,235 
Holliday, Serena I 63, I 67 
Hollinquest, Laquisha I 63 
HollowayAlma 194 
Holmes, Anjelica I 63 
Holmes, Darneisha I 63 
Holmes, David 163,208,214 
Holmes.Tyra 1 63, 1 72 
Hooker Jeffrey 1 63 
Hooper Alvania F. 207 
Hooper, Charita 1 63 
Hooper, Jennifer 163, 170,225 
Hoopingarner, Erin 1 54, I 63 
Hoover Lebronte 1 63 
Hopkins, Heather 154, 163,217 
Horons, Richard 188 
Horton, Demarcus I 63 
Horton, Devan 1 63 
Horton, Emilyn 221 
Horton, Steve 45. 196 
Hough, Colby I 63 
Hough, Gillian 164 
House, Whitney 164 
Housel, William, 99 
Houston. Derrick 208, 2 1 4 
Houston, Elisha 1 64 
Howard, Belonda 1 64 
Howard, Brandi 1 64, 1 89 
Howard, Eric I 3, 23, I 64, 2 1 5, 228 
Howard, Eric 13,23, 164.215.228 
Howard, Kristie I 64 
Howard, Marlon I 64 
Howard, Shanell 164 
Howell, Carla 194 
Howes.Tina I 64 
Hubbard, Brooke I 64, 2 1 7 
Hubley, Daniel 233 
Hudson, Kyle 164,233 
Hudson, Kyle 164,233 
Hudson, Ten I 64 

Hudson.Tiffany 1 64, 2 1 0, 2 1 1 , 232 
Hudspeth, Jessica 194 
Huff, Ashley 164,222 
Huffty, Don 164 
Hughes, Alexis 164,216 



Hughes, Ansley 183 

Hughes,Areatha200 

Hughes, Catherine 1 64 

Hughes, Lacie 1 24 

Hughes, Rachel 164 

Hull, April 164 

Humphrey, Ryan 1 64, 181 

Humphries, Brooke 1 64, 2 1 7 

Humphries, Misti 164 

Hundley, John 138 

Hunt, Becca 234 

Hunt, Kevin 49 

Hunt, Maureen 157, 164,215 

Hunt, Rebecca 1 64 

Hunt, Sarah 38, 1 62, 1 64, 222 

Hunter Carrneisha 1 64 

Hunter Damanon 1 64 

Hunter Dionna I 64 

Hurt. Ashley 210 

Hussey, Susan 194 

Husson, Megan 1 64 

Hustmyre, Kathenne 1 64 

Hypolite.Trenese 164,210,224 

230, 

236 



Ibanga. Eli 148,232 
lies, Clayton 164 
Irvin, Dallas 164,233 
Irvin, Whitney 39, 164 
Islam, Rafiqul 33, 194 
Istre.Jobeth 164 
Ivey, Candice 200 
Ivy.Jonmikhail 164 




«V 





Jackson, Alanda 214,234 
Jackson, Edward I 64 
Jackson, Falon-Melan 1 64 
Jackson, George 44 
Jackson, latoya 2 1 3 
Jackson, Janet 200 
Jackson, Kendra 1 64 
Jackson, Kenneth I 65 
Jackson, Ola-Demus 209 
Jackson, Quincy 224 
Jackson, Rachel 1 66 
Jackson, Russell 1 65 
Jacobson, Heather 149, 165,224 
James, Amanda I 65 
James, Ashley I 65 
James, Bnon 156, 165,221 
James, Daniella 165,218 
James, Eleanor 1 65 
Jameson, Amanda 117. 139 
Jannik,Adam 194 
Jarvis, Virginia 159, 165 
Jason, Sundra 1 65 
Jeanice, Brittany 150, 165.218 
Jefferson, Daneidra 200 
Jefferson, Jeremy 2 1 4 
Jenkins. Kimberly I 65 
Jenkins. Quanisia I 65 
Jergins, Daniel I 65, 237 
Jessup, Renee 1 65. 222 
Jeter, Garth I 65 
Jewell, Mason 165,233 
Jewitt, Brittany I 65, 2 1 5 
Jindal, Bobby 45 
Joachim, Corey 209 
Joachim, Corwin 165,219 



Johansen, Eldn 1 65 
Johns, Ethan 165 
Johnson, Amber 165 
Johnson, Andrew 165, 180 
Johnson, Angel 165,231 
Johnson, Anthony 165 
Johnson, April 165 
Johnson, Ashley 165 
Johnson, Baylen 22, 165, 171 
Johnson, Bnanna 165 
Johnson, Brook 1 65 
Johnson, Bryan 218,238 
Johnson, Cardenus 81, 1 56, 1 65 
Johnson, Carla 165,233 
Johnson, Carol 1 65 
Johnson, Deasia 165 
Johnson, Diorre 220 
Johnson, Erikka I 65 
Johnson, Jason 165,206 
Johnson, Jesse 165 
Johnson, Jessica 165 
Johnson, Kaitlin I 65 

A Johnson, Katie 1 65, 2 1 7 
Johnson, Lakrystal 1 65 
Johnson, Laura 1 66 
Johnson, Leslie 
17 
Johnson, 
Markei- 
sha 
66,213 
Johnson, Maxine 200 
Johnson, Miata 1 66 
Johnson, Natalie 1 66, 222 
Johnson, Sarah I 66 
Johnson, Shakan 1 66 
Johnson, Shalem 166 
Johnson, Shecola 168 
Johnson, Shondrika 
166 

Johnson, 
Taesha 242, 
254 

Johnson, 
Tiffany 1 66 
ohnson.Toiquisha 166 
ohnson, Travis I 66 
ohnson, Wanda 200 
ohnson, Whitney 166 
ohnston, Russell 1 66 
oiner Darryl 166 
oiner Kenesha 1 66 
olivette, Carolyn 1 60, 1 66 
olivette, Josh 166 
ones, Alan 166 
ones.Alysia 195 
ones, Annabel 166 
ones, Ashley 166 
ones, Bob 240 
ones, Corey I 18, I 19 
ones, Curtessa 1 66 
ones, Damon I 10, 166,215 
ones, Damon I 10, 166,215 
ones, Dorothy Washington 195 
ones, Elizabeth 1 66 
ones, Ernest 1 59, I 66 
ones, Ernest 1 59, I 66 
ones, Gregory I 66 
ones, Hasim 1 60, 1 66 
ones, Jeremy 161. I 66 
ones. Linda 195 
ones, Quiana I 66 
ones, Remus 166 
ones, Robin I 66 
ones, Rochelle 85 
ones, Sarah 1 66 
ones, Tonga 1 66 
ones, Whitney 166,221 
ones.Whytley 166,217,230 
ones, Zechariah I 66, 206, 2 1 8 
onson, Adam 22 
onson, Fletcher 1 75, 233 



Jonson, William 166 

Jordan, David 233 

Jordan, Domonique 1 66 

Jordan, Jamiee 166 

Jordan, John 166 

Jordan, Joseph 166,227 

Jordan, Laken 166 

Jordan, Leslie 120 

Jordan, Mary 74, 166,226,243 

Joseph, Jasmine 167, 172,213,232 

Joseph, Jodie 167 

Joseph, Onica 1 67 

Joy, Sharon 195 

Joyner, Joseph 167 

Judy, Kendall 1 67 

Juwisch.Janie 30 




Kanardy, Victor 1 67, 23 I 

Kane, Julie 46, 195 

Kang, Angela 167 

Karjciova.Janka 209 

Kasperski,Ashley2l3,2l8,2l9 

Kay, Anita 167 

Kay. Melanie 1 67. 1 75 

Kees, David 100 

Keith, John 167 

Kelham, Richard 200 

Keller, Sydney I 67, 2 1 1 , 2 1 8, 238 

Kelly. Erin 22 1 

Kelly. Ginger 2 1 2 

Kelly. Jennifer 69 

Kelly. Kathryn 195 

Kelly. Melissa 1 95 

Kendnck, Eileen 195 

Kennedy, Josiah 82 

Kennedy, Kednck 144, 167 

Kennedy, Mary 1 67 

Kennedy, Trent 230 

Kenny, Danielle I 67. 1 83 

Keough, Lauren 1 67 

Kidd, Lauren I 67 

Kidney, Kimberly 167, 189.219 

Kilcoyne, Margaret 70, 1 95 

Kile, Andrea 167 

KilpatrickJared 167.228 

Kim.Kioh 195 

Kim, Mm Jung I 67 

King, Charity 1 67 

King, David 195 

King, Elizabeth 167 

King, Lame 195 

Kinnison, Kelsey I 67 

Knight, Dominic I 10 

Knight, Elizabeth 167 

Knight, Jarred 24. 167 

Knotts, Christopher 1 67 

Knox. Erin 228 

Koon. Matthew 167,210 

Korn.Evan 167,233 

Kornahrens, Kimberly 1 52, 1 67, 

218 

Koslosky, Hannah 225 

Koury Martha 195 

Krajciova, Jana 167 

Krenek. Rachel 200 

Krouse, Justin 233 

Kuhn.Ashleigh 167 

Kwak.Gail 195 

Kyle.Jocelyn 167, 176 

Kyle, Mason 237 

Kyle, Richard 167 



Index 



249 






La'Krystal Johnson 148 
Labom-Norris.Tracie 240 
Laborde, Michael 233 
Lacaze. Mique 1 67 
Lachney.Alex 167, 189 
Lachney, Brent. 29 
Lacombe. Jessica, 210 
Lacore, Kyle 237 
Lacour, Michael 1 67 
Lacy, Brittany 1 67 
Lacy, Cierria 167 
Lacy.Kenzi 154, 167 
Ladd.Ton 1 67, 226, 243 
Ladmirault, Cherrick 1 67 
Ladner Sarah 1 68 
LaFayette.Willum2l9 
Lafleur. Chelsea 168 
LaGrone, Stephanie 38, 1 68, I 
Lamg, Came 200 
Lamartmier, Trenton 1 68, 1 75 
Lambert, Kaitlin 168 
Lancaster, Russell 1 68 
Lanclos.Aimee 168 
Landry, Abbie 89, 193, 195 
Landry, Danielle 1 68 
Landry, Kruz 1 68 
Lane, Christopher 168 
Lane, Roxanne 1 95 
Lane, Sussette 235 
Lange, Kathrin 1 68 
Lange, Kathrin 1 68 
Langue, Kathrine I 39 
Lanier, Christopher 1 68 
Lanier, Matt 151 
Lanier, Matthew 168 
Lantrip, Carrie I 68 
Lapeyrouse, Lyle 168,221 
Larry, Jeremy 159, 168 
Larsen, Cord 167, 168 
Larsen, David 168 
Larsen, Krista 238 
Larson. Cord 233 
Lasgone, Colby 1 58 
Lasyone, Angela 48 
Lasyone, James 1 68, 230 
Latham, Cally 168 
Latson, Latoya 1 68 
Lattm, David I 66, 1 68 
Laughlin, Denise 1 68 
Lavalias.Tayla 168 
Lavergne, Bethany I 
LawlerTom 254 
Lawrence, Genca I 
Lawson, Knyoka 23 1 
Lawson, Stephen 1 68, 1 73 
Laza, Brittany 1 3 1 . 222 
Lazarus, Cynthia 1 68 
Leblanc.Adam 168 
Leblanc, Christian 1 68 
Leblanc, Jessica 29 
LeBlanc, Lori 94 
LeBlanc, Matt 36, 228 
Leblanc, Matthew 
168 

LeBlanc, Phil 1 38 
Leblanc, Phillip 1 68 



Ledoux, Latinna 168, 184 

LeDoux, LaTmna 1 68. 1 84 

Lee.Aylor 184 

Lee. Joey 168 

Lee. Jon 2 1 2 

Lee, Kristen 228 

Lee, Marcus 1 68 

Lee.Taylor 1 68 

Lees, Marissa 2 1 8 

Lege.Ty 168 

LegerAlleigh 168 

Leger, Eric 1 68 

Legnion. Brandon I 65, I 68, 209, 

237 

Legnion, Brandon 1 65, 1 68, 209, 

237 

Lejeunejustina 168,209 

Lemmon.Jolin 145 

Lemon, Laramie 1 68, 230 

Leo, Kory I 69 

Leon, Chernika 1 69, I 84 

Lessig, Andrew 169 

Lester Whitney 231 

Levingston, Keshia 224 

Lewis, Brandon 1 69 

Lewis, Cheryl 23 I 

Lewis, Devin 1 69 

Lewis, John 1 69 

Lewis, Kellie 1 68, 1 69 

Lewis, Laken 169.221 

Lewis, Lauren 49 

Ughtfoot, Allison 169 

Lilly, Kwame I 69 

Lim.Jung 195 

Listen Antonio 200 

Littleton, Carlton 1 55, 1 69 

Littleton, Carlton 1 55, 1 69 

Littleton, Lyssa 169, 186,21 I 

Llanito.Jose 169, 171 

Llanito, Victor 169 

Llorens, Rechard 1 69 

Llorens, Stephen 1 69. 208 

Lobre, Catherine 1 69 

Lobre, Lat 220 

Lockhart, Cameron 1 69, 206 

Lod ridge. Peggy 195 

Loe, Brian 1 58, 1 69 

Logwood, Kakendra 1 69, 1 72 

240 

Long, Candice 1 69 

Long, Dillon 1 69 

Long, Melissa 1 69 

Longmo, 

Danie 

169 

Lo- 



pez. Jessica 18.75, 169 

Lopez. Randa 1 69 

Lono, Brian 22 1 

Lott, Myeisha 169 

Louder, Preston 200 

Louis, Kenya 1 69, I 80 

Louperjulisa 169 

Louviere, Kiley 233 

Love.Ledell 169 

Love, Qumton 1 69 

Lowe, Rebbecca 1 69, 225 

Loyd, Diamond 1 69 

Loyed, Betsy I 69. 1 84 

Lucas, Abigail 209 

Lucas, Yolanda 169,212 

Lucien, Andrea 209 

LuckTara 1 69, 1 89, 206, 209, 2 1 8 

Luckett, Ashley 169 

Lumives, Jimmy I 69 

Lupo, Lauren 169,221,236 

Luwischjanie 169 

Lyles. Chase I 14, 169, 186 

Lyon, Justin 170, 184 

Lyons, Knsti-Anne 1 70 

Lyons, Shanetnous 200 




M'Andreia Hunter 1 64 
Mabile, Denise 170,221,236 
MacDonald.Anna 195 
Maciel, Chris 237 
MacKey, Denan 170 
Maddox, Hank 1 95 
Maddox, Heather 1 70, 22 1 
Madison, Jacquella 21 I 
Magana, Katie 222, 235 
Maggio, Chris 44, 88, 195 
Maggio, Derek 170 
Maggio, Katie 170 
Maggio, Kim 20 1 
Mahaffey, Jackson 2 1 2 

Mahaffey, Lynnsey 1 70 
Major Beau 170, 
233 

Major Shanice I 3, 
80,81, 170,218, 
231 

Malagarie, Haley 
1 70, 228 

Malagarie, Haley 
1 70, 228 

Mallett, Samantha 
2 1 4, 2 1 7 

Malmay, Corey 170 
Malnar, Micah 228 
Manasco, Caleb 170, 
li 

Manning, Megan 1 26 
Mannng, James 221 
Manshack, 



Mah 





iiiiiiiniijir 



170 

Manton, Liz 217 

Manuel, Brittany 1 70, 1 73 

Manuel, Dylan 25, 170 

Maples, Anna 212 

Marceaux, Christopher 1 70 

Marceaz, Christopher Bleu 1 66 

Mariano, James 170,234 

Manen.jill 217 

Mark Monia 207 

Marks, Christian 170 

Marks, Delicia 1 70 

Marr Casey 79, 1 70 

Mars.Taylor 75 

Marshall, Courtney 1 70 

Martin, Arthur 170 

Martin, Franklin 1 70 

Martin, Hannah 1 70 

Martin, Joseph 170 

Martin, Kirk 1 76, 254 

Martinez, Amber 170 

Martinez, Carmen 209 

Martinez, Michelle 170,217 

Martinez, Pat 1 95 

Martmo, Kristen 1 70, 1 88 

Matherne, Jacqueline 201 

Mathew.Amy 170 

Matlock, Mananna 2 1 7 

Matlock, Sara 1 70. 1 89 

Mattes, Patience 170, 174,218,240 

Matthews, Douglas 170 

Matthews, Grace 20 1 

Matthews, Katie 2 1 7 

Matthews, Qumnm 170 

Matthews, Shecola 170 

Matthews, Solomon 1 70, I 88 

Matthews.Tracy 170 

Matthews. Wade 150 

Maurin, Carly 178 

Maxey, William 170 

Maxile, Raven 170 

May, Imam 170,228 

May, Kyle 144, 170,206,218 

Mayberry, Jamie 165, 171,215 

Mayeaux, Adrienne 171, I 79 

Mayeux, Emily 158, 171 

Mayeux.Sara 171, 177,222 

Mayfield, Cameron 237 

Mayfield, Erin 1 7 I 

McAlpin,Chnsta2l7 

McAlplin, James 71 

McAuliffe, Geneva 171 

McBribe, Knstma 235 

McBride, Melanie 195 

McCain, Shelby 217 

McCalister 183 

McCalister, Rachel 1 4, 48, 1 7 1 , 2 1 I , 

221,236 

McCann, Austin 220 

McCann, Jerran 1 7 1 

McCart, Jenny, 2 1 7 

McCarthy, Kasey 171,233 

McCain, Cierra 171 

McClam, Davma 80, 81,234 

McCain, Paige 171 

McCleary, Brooke 1 7 1 

McClendon, Chasity 171, 189 

McClmton.Arnaye 171 

McClmton, Choicelaun 168, 171 

McClure, Morgan 171, 189 

McConathy, Logan I I I 

McConathy, Michael 171 

McConathy, Mike 45, I 1 

McConnell, Breyon 1 60, 1 7 1 , 2 1 5 

McCord, Carley 1 8, 20, 1 7 1 , 1 75, 

217 

McCord, Kaleigh 13,171,211,217, 

228,236 

McCowen, Mary 1 64, I 7 1 , 2 I 7, 

228 

McCullough, Bradley I 7 I 

McCullough, Lauren 1 7 1 



McCully.Ryan 171 
McDaniel.Alyssa 171 
McDaniel, Brooke 228 
McDaniel, Megan 171,218,220, 
231 

McDermott, Chasity 171,215.238 
McDonald, Julie***** 
McDonald, Ryan 171,233 
McDonnell, Daniel 221 
McElwee, Jenny 217 
McElwee, Meghan 217 
McEvoy, Hannah 225 
McEwan. Mike 227 
McFarland, Hope 171,231.240 
McFarland, Sarah 195 
McGee, Miranda 20 1 
McGee, Rachael 36. 171 
McGinnis, Bessie 171 
McGmnis, lesha 171 
McGowen, Katie 226 
McGraw, Matthew 171 
McGregor Kara 1 7 1 , 225 
McGregor Kara 171,225 
McGuill.Sean 171, 182 
McGuire.Kody 170, 171 
McHale, Maureen 195 
Mcintosh, Rodnck 2 1 2 
McKmley, Lauren 1 7 1 
McKoin, Katherine 171 
McLam, Bailey 171 
McLamore, Jordan 171,217 
McLaren, Malena 94 
McLellan, Elizabeth 153, 171,233 
McLemore, Dominique 172, 177 
McLemore, Jordan 228 
McManus, Ethan 1 72, 2 1 9 
McMillon, Whitney 172, 185 
McNeal, Jackson 172 
McNeal, Ricky 161, 172 
McNear Jeffrey 172 
McPhate, Dustin 172 
McPhearson, Donna 1 95 
McReynolds, Nathanial 1 72 
Meehan, Becca 209 
Meeks.Taronika 146, 172 
Meeks.Taylor 172,222 
Megan Bourgeois 148,213,218, 
219,220 

Meghani, Kann 232 
Mehl, Cameron 182 
Mehl, Mathieu 172 
Melder, Jared 172 
Melder, Mark 32 
Melder Phillip 237 
Melvin, Marcus 172 
Menard, Rachelle 1 72, 206 
Menard, Skylar 2 1 8 
Menard.Toni 22 1 
Mendez, Gretchen 1 72 
Mendoza, Bnttni 172, 174 
Merchant, Catherine 1 95 
Merkel, Kevin 1 58, 1 72 
Merrill, Jessica 172 
Merrill, Richard 172 
Mesbah, Hesham 32, 195 
Meshell, Joshua 172 
Messick Brandon 2 1 2 
Methvm, Allison 172 
MetoyerAmy 172, 188,213 
Metoyer Courtney 144, 172 
Metoyer, Hannah 232 
Metoyer Justin 36 
Metoyer, Valeria 172 
Metoyer Waylon 164, 172 
Meylam, Megan 172 
Meziere, Madeline 195 
Meziere, Rodney 151, 172,220, 
231 

Michel. Lauren 195 
Midkiff, Joshua 172 
Mikesh, Meghan 152, 172,238 
Miley.Alex 172 



250 



Index 



Miliken, Angelique 233 

Miller, Andrea 172 

Miller, Brenda Fowler 1 94 

Miller Brittany 2 1 7 

Miller, Dalhs 172, 177 

Miller Jeremy 172 

Miller John 172 

Miller, Kayla 1 72 

Miller, Kayla 172 

Miller, Lyndsey 1 95 

Miller Mickey 172 

MillerTraci 172,238 

Milliken, Angelique 172, 182 

Mills, Andrew 31 

Mills, Gmny 87, 172,221,227 

Mills, Sharla 172, 186 

Mills. Wuanella 201 

Milner, Brenda 1 95 

Milt. Lauren 187 

Mitcham, Lauren I 6 

Mitchell, Courtney 172 

Mitchell, Katie 1 72 

Mitchell, Rahkeem 173 

Mitchell.Timothy 150, 173 

Mitchell.Tyler 97 

Mitts, Carrin 146, 173 

Mixon, Whitney I 3, I 8, 20, 2 1 , 3 I , 

173,210,217,228 

Mizener, Brendon 39, 173, 177, 

209, 2 1 6 

Moffett,Adns238 

Moises, Cameron 131, 1 73 

Moises, Cameron 131, 1 73 

Molette, Landell 173 

Momenpour, Shahla 1 73 

Mongomery Sephanie 227 

Monk, Jennie 230 

Monroe, Garrett 173 

Montgomery, Elmer 1 70, 1 73, 223 

Montgomery, Marquis 2 1 2, 23 I , 

232 

Montgomery, Stephanie 1 45, I 73, 

230 

Moody, Tasha 173 

Moore, Amy 73 

Moore, Debbie 76, 20 1 

Moore, Garrison 208, 2 1 4 

Moore, Goldmon 1 73 

Moore, James 173 

Moore, Kara 173 

Moore, Milan 49, 167, 173 

Moore, Rebecca 1 56, 1 73 

Moore, Shareka 1 73 

Moore, Stormie 1 73 

Moore, Stormy 228 

Morace.Anna 173 

Morace, Maegan I 6, 1 7, 1 73, 2 1 7, 

242 

Moreaux, Cody 1 73 

Moreland, Alexandra 221 

Morgan, Clarissa 173,215,231 

Morgan, Larissa 1 73 

Morgan.Taylor 173,226 

Morgan, Terrica 1 73 

Monarty, Megan 1 73 

Morra, Chelsea 238 

Morris, Crystal 173 

Morris, Damien 173 

Morris, Donald 201 

Morris, Joe 196 

Morris, Lindsay 28, 173. 186 

Morris. Manssa 173,229 

Morris, Nicky 144,230 

Morris, Ora 173 

Morrison, Maketia 2 1 0, 220, 23 I 

Morrison, Matthew 1 0, 80 

Morrison, Rico 1 73 

Morrow, Madeline 1 03 

Morton, Greg 173,212 

Moses. Mamie 22 1 

Moses.Troy, I 65. 2 1 9 

Mosley, Brittany 23 I 



Mosley, Mario I 73 
Mosley, Morgan 1 73, 1 89 
Mosley, Morgan 1 73, 1 89 
Mosley, Will I I I 
Mote, Donald 227 
Moulton, Grace 1 73 
Mouriz, Ora 161 
Munch, Bryan 1 73 
Murdock, Terrell 173 
Murphy, Jeremy 173 
Murray, Amber 173 
Murray, Chelsey 2 1 7 
Murray, Jeremy 167, 174 
Murrell.Taija 174 
Mustifu I, Brandon 174 
Myers, Katie 1 74 
Myre, Reggie 201 
Myrick.Thomas 174 



N 



Nagel, Paul 72 
Naqum, Joseph 229 
Nash, Joanna 174 
Nash, John 174 
Nauta.Jordyn 174 
Navarre, Lauren 20 1 
Neal, Emily 174 
Nelms, Aaron 174 
Nelms, Lisa 174 
Nelson, Cleveland 174 
Nelson, Derek 174 
Nelson. Jamey 174 
Nelson, Kishe 1 74, 234 
Nelson, Kishe 1 74, 234 
Neveu, Marine 174 
Newcomb, Meghan 84 
Newsome, Nekkolla 1 74 
Nichols, Bridgette 1 74 
Nichols, Johnathan 174, 189 
Nichols, Linda 196 
Nichols, Watson 174 
Nielsen, Ashley 221 
Nielsen, Brooke 17,218,221 
Nipp, Jordan I 14 
Nipp.Jordon 139 
Nolen, Jacob 233 
Nolley, Gary 46 
Noonan, Laura 1 74 
Normand, Erica 1 74 
Norns, Alexander 174 
Northover Kendra 1 74 
Norton, Ashley 174 
Norton, Joey 144 
Norton, Joseph 174 
Norton, Martha 174 
Norton.Taylor 1 74, 207 
Norwood, Edward 229 
Norwood, Stephen 167, 174 
Nowalk, Holly 73 
Nowlm, Bobby 196 
Nugent, Blake 2 1 2 
Nugent, Christina 174 
Nunnally, David 174 
Nunnally, Meghan 201 
Nuss, Jessica 174,221 
Nuss, Joshua 174,237 



o 



O'Brien, Austin 174,221 
O'Neal, Erica 174,217 
Ochoa, Pamela 1 74 
Oge, Hannah 16, 17 



Ogeron, Taylor 238 
Ojeda, Stephanie 1 74, 222 
Oliver Rachel 238 
Olivier.Victona 1 74. 1 87 
Olsen, Cody 1 74, 226 
Orebeaux, Dasha 1 74, 1 76, 22 1 , 
228, 232 

Orgeron, Taylor I 74 
Osborn, Rae 95 
Osteen.Mary 175,222 
Otto, Kelli 242 
Owens. Afton 175,232 
Owens, Drake 1 96 
Owens, Ryan 175,220 
Owens, William 175,230 
Owusu-Duku, Joshua 23 1 
Oyeku, Chris 23 I 
Oyeku, Kayode 1 75 



P 



Pacheco, Kayla 175,221 
Packer, Jessica 175 
Pagels, Leah 175 
Palermo, Morgan I 75 
Palermo, Wendi 196 
Palombo, Casey 1 75 
Pang, Ryan 1 75, 1 80, 22 I 
Pardue, Casey I 75 
Park, Sanghoon 1 96 
Parker Chnsti 201 
Parker Dana 1 75 
Parker Desiree' 2 1 
Parker, Iceyuniek 1 75 
Parker Mary-Kate 1 75, 2 1 8 
Parker Ramon 1 75 
Parker, Whitney 175,212,240 
Parks. Chris, 2 1 2 
Parks, Yoeisha 175 
Parrie, Thomas 175 
Parnsh.Vicki 196 
Pasch.Yonna 192 
Patel, Priya 1 75 
Patm.Trey 175 
Patrick, Jenna 175 
Patterson, Carlesha 46 
Patterson, Deonika 1 75 
Paul, Amanda 170, 175 
Paul, Curtis 175 
Paul, Jennifer 175 
Paul, Jessica 201 
Paul, Lynette 235 
Paul, Ruby 220 
Paxton, Emily 20 1 
Payne, Amanda 175,228 
Payne, Demetrius 175,208 
Payne, Dezmun 1 75 
Payne, Ethel 175 
Payton, Alicia 175,217,229 
Payton, Kimberly 1 75 
Pearce, Shannon I 75 
Pearson, Chris I 1 9 
Pearson, Nathan 1 75 
Pedro, Ron 196 
Pefferkorn, Brett 1 75 
Pellenn.Ainsley 139, 175 
Pena. Amber 225 
Pennywell, Cheron 144. 175 
Pepper Matthew 1 75 
Perez,Jena207,2l5 
Perkins, Amanda 175,240 
Perkins, Jonathon 186 
Perkins, Lawana 1 75 
Perkins, Sherry 230 
Perot, Hannah 22 
Perro, Siedah 1 76, 1 86, 238 
Perry, Dave 37, 1 76 
Perry, Doug 223, 242 



Perry, Marisa 2 1 2 
Person, Mandy 176. 189 
Person, Sarah 176,240 
Peters, Lauren 1 76 
Peters, Meagan 1 76 
Peterson, Angellica 176 
Peterson, Eileen 1 76, 1 82 
Peterson, Joshua 176 
Petite, Lyneshia 1 76 
Petravicius, Deividas 1 76 
Petrunm, Konstantin 1 76 
Petty, Matthew 1 76 
Peveto, Bradley Dale 1 06, 1 40 
Phillips, Gary I 76 
Phillips, Kina 176 
Phillips, Mary 176 
Phillips, Regma 176 
Phillips, Shandra 176 
Picket, Blair 209 
Pickett, Candice 176 
Pickett, Donald I 17 
Pierce, Barbara 196,224 
Pierce, Barbara 1 96, 224 
Pierce, Brittany 73, I 76 
Pierce, Mae-Mae 163,217 
Pierce, Mary-Margaret 1 76 
Pierce, Michael 176, 180,221 
Pierce, Nicole 176 
Pierce, Niki 170 
Pierce, Susan 196 
Piente, Elisabeth 1 76, 2 1 5 
Piente.Tashma 1 67, 1 76 
Pierson, Pat 1 96 
Pierson, Shanna 225 
Richer Rhett 1 76, 1 88 
Pinkham, Ian 221 
Pinter Emily 176 
Pipkin, Maqueta, 209 
Pippen, Brittany I 8, 20 
Pitre, Mary Catherine 2 1 
Planchock, Norann 76 
Pleasant, Elizabeth 176 
Podgurski, Knsten 210 
Poe.Codie 176 
Poirrier Alyssa 176 
Polk, Rynika 1 74 
Ponder, Zach 227 
Ponder, Zachary 1 76 
Ponomarev, Stanislav 176 
Pool, Elizabeth 73, 1 76, 236 
Pope, Joseph 196 
Porche.Adam 176 
Porche, Kayla 210,217 
Poree, Sarah 176,238 
Porter Lamarshea 1 76 
Porter Ryan 228 
Porterie, Kalem I I I 
Posada, Daniela 1 29 
Possoit, Colton 1 76 
PotierAshly 176 
Potts, Charlie 76 
Potts, Dustm 177 
Potts, Jake 209 
Potts, Joseph 177 
Powell, Amber 177 
Powell, Emaoni 232 
Powell. Kaylyn 177 
Powell, Matthew 1 77 
Powell, Rebel 177 
Prescott, Doug 48 
PrescottYolanda 177 
Preston, Christopher 1 77, 2 1 4 
Price, Andrew 20 1 
Price. Justin 177.223 
Price. Kevin 177 
Price, Lindsay 1 77 
Price. Matt 221 
Price, Zachary 72 
Primes, Chene 210,217 
Pringle, Lmdsey 177 
Pugh, Andrea 177 
Pullig, Kimberly, 217 



Punch, Jacob 177,206,220 
Josh 182 
Tyler 177 




Quebedeaux, Cy 1 77 
Quebedeaux, Katie 1 77, 242 
Qumtanilla, Victoria 1 77, 229, 238 




Rabalais, Megan 1 63, 1 77 
Raborn, Stephanie 1 77 
Rachal, Christian 1 77 
Rachal, Courtney 2 1 
Rachal, Geraldme 1 96 
Rachal, William 168, 177 
RackWilldnc 177 
Raggio, Larry 1 77 
Rahim, Renzie 76 
Raley, Brittany 222, 229 
Ralston.Tyler 233 
Rambm, Dustie 1 77 
Ramos, Christian 177 
Ramos, Jeffery 177 
Ramos, Jenny 175, 177,210 
Ramsey, Cameron 1 77 
Ramshur, Ryan 1 77 
Randall, Lon 177 
Randle.Joanay 177 
Randow, Jennifer 177 
Rankin, Kelsey 1 77 
Rasco, Brulicia 210 
Ratelle. Jessica 177,217 
Ratliff, Lekisha 177, 179 
Ratliff, Natalie 177 
Ratliff.Therease 177 
Ray, Brandon 1 55, 1 77 
Ray, Courtney 1 77, 238 
Ray, Heather 177,238 
Raymond, Anitrecia 178 
Recer, Cammie 178 
Redmon. Morgan 1 78, 1 89 
Reece, Kourtney 178,215,216. 
231 ^ 

Reed, Allison 178.218 
Reed, Anna 209 




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251 



Reeves, Jarrett 196,226 

Reeves, Stormie 1 59, 1 78 

Reiszner Paul 2 1 2 

Renard, Brady 178,221,242 

Renfrow, Kelcey 178,210 

Rew.Trecey 120, 178,217 

Reynolds, Casey 178,243 

Reynolds, Megan 2 1 7 

Reynolds, Roger 1 78 

Ricahrdson.Alyssa 52 

Rice.Timothy 178 

Rich, Jeff 49 

Richard, Amanda 178 

Richard, Davone 1 78, 2 1 6, 23 1 

Richard, Meredith 78, 228, 230 

Richards, Mane 2 1 5 

Richardson, Alyssa 178 

Richardson. Armad 178 

Richardson, Armand 171 

Richardson, Carlotta 20 1 

Richerson, Lauren 1 78 

Richey. James 178 

Richterberg, Nathan 178 

Richthofen, Jeremy 254 

Ricks, Jessica 177, 178 

Riddick. Jennifer 230 

Rideau, Melissa 178,229 

Ridgdell,Mandi20,2l 

Rigby, Michael 178 

Riggs, Gary 1 78 

Riley, LeeAnn 1 57, 1 78, 209 

Riser Stephanie 1 78 

Ritchie, Cody 1 78 

Ritchie.Taylor 1 78 

Rivers.Tommie 178 

Roark,Holly20l 

Roberson, Anesha 1 78, 2 1 1 , 2 1 4, 

218.231,236 

Roberson, Anettria 21 1,214 

Roberson, Belinda 196 

Roberson, Bryan 178, 185,214 

Roberson, Carolyn 196 

Roberson, Shirley 227 

Roberts, Alison 178 

Roberts, Brittany 1 74, 1 78, 233 

Roberts, Samantha I 1 7, 2 1 7 

Robertson, Justin 178,235 

Robertson, Kevin 148, 178,214 

Robertson, Markela 178 

Robichaux, Elizabeth 1 58, 1 78 

Robichaux, Stephanie 1 79 

Robinson, Dewayne 2 1 4 

Robinson, Elizabeth 179 

Robinson, Ginia 2 1 8, 23 1 

Robinson, Jarvis 179 

Robinson, Jean 179,219 

Robinson, Jermaine 179 

Robinson, Justin 179 

Robinson, Launa 179 

Roche, John 179,225 

Roddy, Michael 179 

Roe, Dana 196 

Rogenmoser, 

Caitlm 179, 

217 

Rogers, 

Ashley 

179, 

228, 

238 

Rogers, 

Brittany 

179. 

209 

Rogers, 

Eryck- 

ah228 



Rogers, Nicole 238 
Rogerson, Nichole 179.210 
Rolling, Lindsey 217 
Rollins, Kimberly 150, 179 
Rolon. Stanley 1 79 
Romam,AlexSt.4l,227 
Rome, Lindsey 1 79, 209, 224 
Root, Brittany 135, 179,217 
Roppolo, Lauren 1 67, 1 79 
Roque,Joe209 
Rosalyn, Johnson 179 
Rose, Jarvis 179 
Ross. Larry 1 79. 226 
Ross, Larry 179,226 
Roy, Adam 179 
Royal, David 1 79, 226, 243 
Rudd, Coach Jim 225 
Rung, Nicole 1 6 1 , 1 79, 240 
Rush.Kayla 179 
Rushing, Eliazbeth 1 79 
Rushing.Tijuan 1 79, 1 89 
Russell, Barbara 2 1 2 
Russell,Jack2l2 
Russell, Josh 71,218,228 
Russell, Josh 71,218,228 
Russo, Bradley 22 1 
Russo. Nicolas 1 79 
Ryder Cecilia 179 



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Salman, LaTweika 220 
Sam, Amanda 179 
Sam, Kiosha 1 79, 2 1 3 
Sampite, Chris 46 
Sampson, Kiara 1 79, 2 1 6 
Sandefur.Tony 221 
Sanders, Chris, 2 1 2, 2 1 4 
Sanders, DeeAnndra 2 1 5 
Sanders, Marcus I 62, 1 79, 2 1 4, 2 1 8 
Sanders, Nicolas 179 
Sanford.Victona 1 79, 2 1 8 
Sanson, Jarrod 92 
Santos, Charlotte 179 
Sarpy, Shaunteria 1 79 
Sarvis, Amanda 179 
Sasser, Micah 1 6 1 , 1 80 

Satcher.Taneisha 147, 180, 
210 

Savell, Jessica I 
Savoie, Chanel 
174 

| Sawyer, Zach 
227 

Scaturro, 
Anthony 
I 

Schaweker 
Skylar 
218 



Schenck, Rick 1 80 

Schloer.Tiffany 180 

Schulz, Bianca 1 28, 1 39 

Schulz, Bianca 1 28, 1 39 

Scoggms. Hannah 36, 2 1 

Scott, Charniece 1 80. 2 1 0, 2 1 4, 2 1 7 

Scott, Courtney 180 

Scott, Jasmine 180, 189 

Scott, Jessica 180 

Scott, Kenneka 1 80 

Scull, Andrew 212 

Seawood, Lawrence 1 80 

Seibles, Constance 1 80 

Selby, Ambrosia 180 

Selby, Antoinette 180 

Semanco, Erin I 80 

Sepulvado, Brianna 1 80 

Sepulvado, Christian 1 80 

Sepulvado, Kelli 180 

Sepulvado, Shelly 180 

Sepulvado, Spencer 1 80, 237 

Session, Tereneshia 2 1 5 

Sevenn, Hillary I 80 

Sewell.John 180 

Sexson, Bill 1 96 

Shala Eldndge 1 56 

Sha'Quana Williams 188 

Shafer, Jasmine 180, 187,215,239 

Sharon, Kayla 1 80 

ShaughnessyJohn 180 

Shaw, John 180 

Shaw, Sandy 224, 228 

Shead, Courtney I 1 2 

Sheets, Rebekah 238 

Shelton, Nicholas 180 

Shelton, Nick 1 88 

Shelton, Paul 170, 180,214,223, 

234 

Shepherd, Brooke 1 39 

Sheppard, Chad I 1 4 

Sheppard, Chyna 1 80 

Sheppard, Gabriel I 80 

Shirley, Andrew 235 

Shiver, Mary Margaret 1 94 

Shocklee, Erin 218 

Shoemake.Andria 180 

Sholar, Jeffrey 180,223,242 

Shugart, Heather I 80 

Shultz, Paul 180 

Shulz, Bianca 1 29 

Sickel, Ryan 1 5 1 , 1 80 

Silver, Michael 103 

Silverio, Marcos 2 1 2 

Simien, Savana 1 80, 1 82 

Simmons, Ashante' 

Simmons, Bob 196 

Simmons, Kyle 



Simmons, Mathias 1 80 
Simmons, Robert 206 
Simmons, Victoria 181 
Simon, Earl 181 
Simon, Yann Claude 70 
Simons, Nick 221 
Simpson, Herbert 1 8 1 
Simpson, Karne 2 1 1,217,228 
Simpson, Molly 181 
Sims, Melaisha 189,231 
Smegal, Cordaro I 8 I 
Sistrunk, Aaron 49 
Slaughter Brent 233 
Slaughter Casala 173,181 
Slessmger, Mark I 1 
Sluss, Enkk 225 
Small, Jessica 181,215 
Small, Kelvin 181 
Smiley, Martha Kay 1 96 
Smith, Albert 181 
Smith, Anna 181 
Smith, Bradley I 8 I 
Smith, Carrie 196 
Smith, Chelsea 1 8 1 , 225 
Smith, Corey 206 
Smith, Dave 147 
Smith, David 1 8 1 
Smith, Edward 29, 92, 1 8 1 , 207 
Smith, Gabriel 1 74, 1 8 1 
Smith, Jackie 210 
Smith, Jessika 181 
Smith, Jonathan 226 
Smith, Kayla 217 
Smith, Kenya I 8 1 
Smith, Krystle 18 1 
Smith, Lacie 1 8 1 
Smith, Mary I 8 I 
Smith, Rashad 1 8 1 
Smith, Reneisha 1 8 1 
Smith, Shawn 2 1 2 
Smith.Tina 181 
Smoot, Malcolm 181 
Snell, Bethany I 8 1 . 229 
Snell, Susan 196 
Snipes, Joanna 181 
Soileau, Casey 181,230 
Solis.Tiffany 181 
Sonnier Jennifer 201 
Sonnier, Marissa 173, 181 
Sonnier, Natalyn I 8 1 . 2 1 0. 230 
Sorapuru, Bnttney 1 8 1 
Sowell, Esther 1 46, 1 8 1 
Sowells, Michael 181 
Spaethe, Justin 171, 
Spam, Sarah 1 57, 181 
Spears, Sheryl I 8 I 
Speed, Jennifer 181 
Spellmon, Nicholas 181 
Spencer, Preston 2 1 9 
Spencer Whitney 2 1 7 

Spotsville, April 166, 181 

Springer Mark 181. I i 
jrgeon, Joanna 
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Spurgeon, Jonathan 181 
Squryres.Anastasia 182 
Squyres, Mary 1 59, 1 82 
Staggs, Rachel 182 
Staggs, Suzanna 1 82 
Stahl.Tyler 182,212 
Stalker Jesse 182 
Stampley, Patricia 1 82 
Stamvaugh, Robyn 2 1 5 
Standifer George 1 82, 228 
Standifer Joseph 182 
Stanfield.Anna 182 
Stanfield, Caleb 182 
Stanfield, Clinton 182 
Stanfield, Jennifer 196 
Stanton, Stephanie 196 
Starks, Jacob 1 8 1 , 1 82 
Starr Davina 1 82, 1 88 
Starr Davina 1 82, I 88 
Starr Sam 30, 214.239 
Stave, Holly 1 96 
Steadman, Lapatrick 1 82 
Stedman, Michael 182 
Stelly, Chanssa 1 82. 1 89 
Stelly, Emily 1 69, 1 82 
Stelly, Josh 225 
Stelly, Kelsey 228 
Stephens, Michelle 196 
Stephens, Mounira I 82 
Stephens, Richelle 1 78, 1 82, 240, 
242 

Stephenson, Michael 1 82, 223 
Stewart, Alex 201 
Stewart, Anthony 182 
Stewart, Don 197 
Stewart, Natalie 1 82, 1 89 
Stewart, Shaval 1 7 1 . 1 82. 234 
Stiles, Katie 1 82 
Stockton. Katie 1 89, 222 
Storrs, Julia 182 
Strickland, Joshua 182 
Strkic, Suncica 1 29 
Strother Raymond 1 02 
Stuard, Randi I 1 7, 1 82 
Sullivan, Adam 182 
Sullivan. Randall 182, 185 
Sumbler Ashley 182 
Sumwalt, Matthew 1 82 
Sutton, Sarah 1 82, 1 85 
Swindle, Jacob 182 
Swor Brandy 2 1 9 
Sykes, Amanda 234 
Sylve, Ashley 93 
Sylve, Chnsenthya 1 82 
Sylvie, Christopher 1 82 






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Tanksley, Hannah 242 
Tarpley, Jennifer 182 
Tarpley, Joseph 182,230 
Tarver Luke 1 82 
Tarver Mary Beth 1 97 
Tate, Ada 182 
Taulbee.Fred 197 
Taylor, Bobby 23 1 
Taylor; Christy 230 
Taylor Cory I 66 
Taylor, Kayla 1 83, 1 87, 2 1 
Taylor, Kendra 183 
Taylor, Kymberly 183 
Taylor, Lynnette 183 
Taylor, Morgan 173,226 
Taylor Nykeyia 1 68, 1 83 
Taylor, Tammy 183 
Teasley, Glenda 183 
Teen James 20 1 
Telsee, Meshanda 183 



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Temple, Austin Jn 78 

Tennie, Dwight 1 83 

Tenseae' Alexander I 6 1 

Terral, Jeremy 228 

Terry, Courtney I 83 

Terry, Jamontenae Danielle 225 

Teutsch, Luke 1 74, 1 83 

Texada, Courtney 235 

Thayer, JaQuetta 197 

Thibodeaux, Brittany 2 1 8 

Thibodeaux, Jason 183 

Thibodeaux, Megan I 83 

Thiels, Daniel 183 

Thomas, Anastacia 183 

Thomas, Ashton 183 

Thomas, Chadrick 183 

Thomas, Dash 179 

Thomas, Erica 1 83 

Thomas, Hannah I 83, 224, 228 

Thomas, Jeremy 183,231 

Thomas, Kantesha 1 83 

Thomas, Keyera 183 

Thomas, Marie 174 

Thomas, Sherrion I 12, 183 

Thomas, Sierra 1 83 

Thomas, Summer 20 1 

Thomas.Tiffany 183 

Thomas.Tre-Mesha 188, 189 

Thompson, Charlie 229 

Thompson, Dominique 173, 183 

Thompson, George I 83 

Thompson, Justin I 3, I 83, 214. 2 I 8 

Thompson, Justin I 3, I 83. 214, 2 I 8 

Thompson, Kelsey 1 83, 2 1 7 

Thompson, Laken I 83 

Thompson, Latonyaw 20 1 

Thompson, Mark 96, 1 97 

Thompson, Paula 1 78, 1 83 

Thompson, Shelia 197 

Thompson, Taylor 22 1 

Thome, Carolyn 1 97 

Thorson-Bamett, Susan 1 97 

Thorton, Sydneye 1 83 

Thumann, Dalton 2 1 2 

Tiffany, Michael 1 5 1 , 228 

Tillman, Cameron I 83, 223 

Timmons, Sarah 47, I 83, 224, 225, 

230 

Tolbert, Alexandra 183 

Tolliver Ashley 183 

Tolson, Madeline 183,217 

Toney, Amanda 183 

Toomer, Lidaniel I 83 

Toomer, Reginald 1 68, 1 83 

Torregano, Jasmine 1 84, 2 1 

Tousant.Jermeshia 184 

Toussamt, Kenneth 1 84, 208, 2 1 4, 

215 

Townsend, Matthew 20 1 

Townsend, Nora I 84 

Trautman. Kelsey 2 1 0, 2 1 7 

Treuou, William 92 

Treusch, Nicholas I 84 

Treusch, William 184 

Tnggs, Knsten I 33 

Trowel, Joyce 184 

Truner Diante 208 

Tuck, Jessica 120 

Tucker, Darryl 1 84 

Tucker, Si 1 57, 1 84 

Tullos. Ashley 154, 184 

Tummons, Stephanie 1 84, 2 1 

Turner Arielle 184 

Turner, Diante 13, 152, 184,214, 

220 

Turner, Diante' 1 3, 1 52, 1 84, 2 1 4, 

220 

Turner, Robert Earl 1 97 

Turner, Whittney 184 

Tuttle, Emily 226 

Tyler Eugene 1 44, 1 84 

Tyler, Wade 197 



Tyra, Brittney 2 1 7 




Uffelman, Brittany I 26 
Umbach, Chelsea 80 
Upshaw, Hayley 238 
Upton, DJ 232 
Urtuzuasteguijoe I 14, I 15 



V 



Valega, Klayton 1 55, 1 84, 227 
Vanburen, Shamaigun 1 84 
Vance, Chris 184 
Vandersypen, Dustin I 84, 232 
Varnell, Roxanne 227 
Varteman, Aram 221 
Vasquez, Janitza I 84 
Vasseur, Meagen 184,218 
Vaughn, Amy 197 
Vaughn, Christopher 1 84 
Vaughn, Hattie 69, 2 1 7, 228 
Vaughn, Marquetta 2 1 6 
VeitTC 209, 230 
Venable, Elizabeth 184 
Vercher, Joseph 184 
Vercher, Justin 219 
Vercher Skyla 1 84 
Verdin.Coty 184,207 
Verdun, Jaime 184 
Vets, Megan 224 
Vickers, Casey 184 
Videtto, Jennifer 197 
Vidrine, Austin 21 2 
Vidrine, Mason 212 
Vieljeaux, Delphine 2 1 
Vienne, Liz 217 
Vincent, Erica 93, 222 
Vincent, Kaitlynn 224 
Vinson, Brittany I 84 
Viola, Kristin 184 
Viola, Nick 240, 242 
Visconti, Alexandra 184 
Vizena, Jessica 184 
Vomche, Samantha 1 84, 238 



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Wafer, Darrell 184 
Wafer Nicholas 184 
Waggoner, Brittany 238 
WagonerYevette 2 1 8 
Waguespack, Lauren 19, 184 
Wakefield, Madison 1 84, 2 1 1 , 232 
Waldon.Yarkeshala I 80, I 84 
Waldrip, Chris 73 
Walker David 210 
Walker, Jimmie 165, 184,243,254 
Walker, Justin 184 
Walker, Knsten 184 
Walker, Laster 1 84 
Walker Roberta 1 85 
Walker, Ronderica 236 
Wallace, Amber 185 
Wallace, Carmen 185 
Wallace, Jonathan 84 
Wallace, Logan 185,218 
Wallace, Samuel 1 85 
Wallace, Shanice 20 1 



Waller Joe 163, 185 

Walsworth, Alicia 185 

Walsworth, Paula 185 

Walter, Emily 1 85 

Ward, Megan 1 85 

Ward, Tiffany I 17, 185 

Ward.Tiffany I 1 7, I 85 

Ware, Jeff 189,233 

Ware, Jeffrey 185 

Warren, Aaron-Michael 185 

Warren, Bianca 185,215 

Warren, Evan I 85 

Warren, Jesika 185 

Warrick, Haley I 8 

Warrick, Jamie 185 

Washington, Cassandra 1 85 

Washington, Jasmine 162, 185 

Washington, Kelsy 2 1 1 , 2 1 4, 2 1 8 

Washington, Ronnie I 3, 70, 99, 

185,231,240 

Washington, Sabnna 173, 185 

Washmgton.Talisha 220 

Waskom, Angela 185 

Waters, Hannah 76, 20 1 

Waters, Janme 197 

Waters, Paige 185 

Watkins, Dwayne 45, I I I , I 85 

Watson, Alanea 185,217 

Watson, Angelisa 223, 224 

Watson, John 185,227 

Watson, Kenneth 185 

Watson, Kenny 1 88, 225 

Watson, Larry 20 1 

Watson, William 185 

Wattigny, Scott 138 

Watts, Chris 74 

Watts, Travis 185 

Weams, Jason 1 85 

Webb, Brenda 66 

Webb, Geo 20 1 

Webb, Garrett 1 85, 2 1 2 

Webb, Jason 185 

Webb, Mareco 240 

Webb. Mareo 1 85 

Webb, Natalie 1 85, 209 

Webb, Randall 45, 47, 49, 69, 94 

Weber, Nadia 2 1 2 

Webster, Taylor 185 

Weeks, Jasmine 151, 185 

Weeks, Jessica 28, 185 

Weeks, Paul 1 79, I 85 

Weeks, Paul 1 79, I 85 

Weideman. Glen 185,216,225 

Wemzettle, Ruth 197 

Weir Danielle 20 1 

Welch, Frances 1 97 

Welch, Sara 2 1 2 

Weldon, Louis I 85 

Welling, Brynna 185 

Wells, Jacqueline 185, 186 

Wentzel.Adam 186 

Wernet, Mary Linn 1 97 

Wesley, Charisma 2 1 4 

Wesley, Konsma 2 1 7 

Wesley, Knsten 186,215 

West, Darby 1 86 

West, Lauren I 86 

West, Linda 1 97 

West, Naomi 1 86 

Westergard, Destiny 1 86, I 89 

Wheat, Justin 151, 186 

Wheatley, Brandon 1 3, 1 86, 208, 

21 1,214,220 

Wheatley, David 1 86 

White. Ashley 186 

White, Brandi 186, 189,217 

White, Cady 1 86 

White, Demetria I 1 2 

White, Jasmine 186 

White, Kirstie 229 

White, La Chandius I 54 

White, Lachardius 186 



N .186 
White, Randashalia 186 

White, Shanyrica 186,218 
Whitelow, Lewej 1 56, 1 86, 2 1 2, 
240 



Wimberley, Michael 237 
Wmbery, Brenda 187 
Winde.Alynca 73 
Winegart, Addie 238 
Wingfield, Kayla 10, 13,80, 187, 



Wiggins, Amber 186,216,229 


231,234 


Wiggins, Joanna 173, 186 


Winkler, Toby 187,212.243 


Wiggins, jodey 212 


Wmnon, Wesley 187 


Wilder, Margaret 1 86 


enRuth 187,189,218 


Wilder Neeg 153 


Wisinger, Perry 1 97 


Wiley, Matthew 1 86 


Withey, Daniel 197 


Wilfred, Dorces 1 86, 23 1 


Wolf, Katie 187,219,220 


Wilfred, Dorces 1 86, 23 1 


Wolfe.Tyler 108 


Wilfred, Princess 1 63, 2 1 5 


Womack, Travis 187 


Wilkerson, Ashley 186,230 


Wong.Tocurra 201 


Wilkerson, Dillion 186 


Wood, Ben 2 16, 237 


Willett, Laura 1 86 


Wood, Erin 1 87 


Williams, Aleshia 201 


Wood.Kory 187 


Williams, Alonzell 186 


Wood, Steven 133 


Williams, Amber 186 


Woodall, Heather 1 87 


Williams, Anna 186 


Woodard.Astin 187 


Williams, Antionette 186 


Woodard, Brenda 1 97 


Williams, Ashley 168, 186,217,228 


Woodard, jarred 187 


Williams, Brian 35 


Woodard. Justin 229 


Williams, Brittany 1 86, 209 


Woodard. Kierra 1 75, 1 87 


Williams, Bryan 1 62, 1 86 


Woods, Allesha 187 


Williams, Cherrelle 186,219 


Woods, Bobbie 232 


Williams, Cody 186 


Woods, Bobby 223 


Williams, Darius 1 69, 1 86 


Woods, Cheylon 187,215 


Williams, Darlene 93, 197 


Woods, Heylon 1 89 


Williams. David 201 


Woods, Kory 230 


Williams, Deidra 186 


Woods. Octavia 188 


Williams, Erin 186 


Woodson, Collin 180 


Williams, Evonne 155, 186 


Woodson, James 188 


Williams, Gecyka 1 86, 23 1 


Wright, Jennifer 201 


Williams, Jadenan 187 


Wright, Kamn 188 


Williams, Jamie 210 


Wright, Samantha 1 88, 233 


Williams, Janiesia 187 


Wright, Stephanie 1 57, 1 88, 209 


Williams, Jasmin 21 8 


Wyatt, Cherlyndna 1 54, 1 88 


Williams, Jazmen 120 


Wyatt, Patrick 1 88 


Williams, Jermonte 206 


Wyatt, Siji 188 


Williams, Jessica 187,218 




Williams, John 197 




Williams, Kara 201 


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Williams, Katt 178 


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Williams, Kendra 144, 187 


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Williams, Kim 164 


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Williams, Kimberly 158, 187,213 




Williams, Lacy 1 68. 1 87 


Yankowski, Michael 197 


Williams, Lakimbria 1 87, 242 


Yarbrough, Daniel 1 1 8 


Williams, LaQeisha 20 1 


Yeager, William 188 


Williams, Latara 201 


Yeglic, Erica 1 88 


Williams, Leah 187 


York, Bnttani 188 


Williams, Lou-Anne 187,220 


York, Robert 2 1 2 


Williams, Luke 187 


Young, Annette 188 


Williams, Michael 1 5 1 , 1 87 


Young, Brittany 1 69, 1 88 


Williams, Nathan 187 


Young, Donald 188 


Williams, Preanna 1 87 


Young, Katelyn 225 


Williams, Redd 120 


Young, Katie 2 1 


Williams, Saraney 187 


Young, Lauren 188,225 


Williams, Shannon 35, 187 


Young, Shaneka 1 88, 224, 236 


Williams, Shaquana 1 87 


Youngblood, Jacob 188 


Williams, ShaQuane 239 


Youngblood, Kierra 1 88 


Williams,Talisia2l8 




Williams.Tyler 22, 147, 187 




Williams, Vadeisha 21 1,214,236 


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Williams, Vadeisha 21 1,214,236 


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Williams, Whitney 86 


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Williams, Yvette 197 




Williamson, Elizabeth 147 




Williford, Jacob 187 


Zaborowski, Francis Stephen 209 


Willis, Kaleisha 187,220 


Zdancewicz, Isabelle 70 


Willis, Lovell 84, 1 87 


Zeno, Chelsea 188,218,231 


Willison, Nate 212 


Zeringue, Brittney 1 88 


Wilndge, Ebony 1 87, 238 


Zenngue, Chelsea 1 88 


Wilson, Beau 226 


Zimmer Lmdzy 218 


Wilson. Chas 223 


Zimmerman, Charles 1 88 


Wilson. Eva 1 5 1 , 1 87, 233 


Zimmerman, Heath 1 88 


Wilson, Latoya 187 


Zulick, Marsha 1 97 


Wilson, Milzokiya 187 


Zumwalt, Matthew 33, 52, 235 


Wilson, Sara 187 




Wilson, Whitney 18, 187,236 





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fhen Bethany 
asked me to 
be her associate editor, 
I agreed. Obviously. I 
figured it would be a 
good learning experi- 
ence and something 
to put on my resume, 
perhaps with a few late 
nights thrown in. But 
it was so much more 
than that. Sure, there 
were late nights and 
long weekends spent 
in the newsroom, but 
while I was stuck in 
there, editing stories 
and laying out pages, I 
had some pretty good 
times. Of course much 
of my time was spent 
stressing out or trying to keep my anger contained while writers at- 
tempted to explain to me why their stories were not finished, but most 
of my time was spent laughing and trying not to get too distracted. 
Spending days at a time in one room with the same people does 
strange things to a person. Late-night chatting produced some inter- 
esting conversations. I formed amazing friendships with some amazing 
people I would not have known had it not been for this publication. On 
Halloween we were stuck in the newsroom preparing for a deadline, 
but that didn't stop us from making the best of it. Paul and I painted our 
faces blue, colored our hair green and spent the day dressed as "Poom- 
paloompas." Don't ask me what those are. We made them up. As a 
staff, we bonded. We talked about our love lives, shared funny stories 
and learned more than we wanted to about each other. I listened to 
way too much country music, because apparently that's how Bethany 
works best, and I can recite all the random facts about Natchitoches 
that Taylor shared with us after her long days of working at the tourist 
commission. 

But, of course, I can't leave out the best, and most important, 
part of my time on yearbook staff. It really was a good learning experi- 
ence. I went in not knowing a thing about design, photography or how 
to be an editor I knew nothing more than how to write a simple story, 
but those long hours in the newsroom with Bethany sure taught me a 
few thmgs.Thanks, Bethany, for staying so patient with me. And thank you 
for giving me the opportunity to be your associate editor 



earbook is 

frustrating, excit- 
ing, challenging, gross, 
edifying, amusing, 
coarse, interesting, in- 
terrogation, motivating, 
taxing, incriminating, 
frightening, exhilarat- 
ing, debilitating, anes- 
thetizing, sensational, 
decorative, obnoxious, 
gorgeous, mystifying, 
perplexing, intense, 
uncouth, fearsome, 
numbing, exigent, grun- 
gy, oldish, irrefutable, 
inexplicable, bizarre, 
festinating, but most of 
all worth it 





Hemamj rrank 

Editor in Chief/Academics Editor 



Jeremrj Kicntnofen 



leremy 

Design Editor 



Hugo Ball, dadist, expressed it best, "For 
us, art is not an end in itself, but h is 
an opportunity for the true perception and 
criticism of the times we live in." 

With Ball's quote and some examples 
of modern art, we began our Potpourri jour- 
ney. We aimed to do as many Potpourris 
have done in the past, and hopefully some- 
time in the future you'll look back and re- 
member the experiences that made you cry, 
laugh and leap for joy. Through and through, 
we aimed to create a publication that you 
could call your own. 

I received the opportunity to do some- 
thing that many don't ever get to do. I was 
awarded the honor of being your editor in 
chief for a second year. A decision I contem- 
plated often throughout the production of 
this Potpourri. A decision I wished multiple 
times I could change as many encouraged me 
not to walk out the newsroom doors. And as 
we send our publication to the printers, I have 
two words left to say: thank you. 

Thank you to the students and faculty who put up with our never-ending Facebook 
messages, emails and phone calls pleading for one more interview, one more photograph, 
one more bit of information. 

Thank you to my instructors who stood patient and understanding each time I needed 
to put the Potpourri first on my priority list. Thank you for your forgivingness when I yelled 
at you for 10 minutes after class for simply asking, "Why is your paper late?" 

Thank you to my directors who expected me to perform as a music major, but stood 
understanding^ when a plane ride forced me to miss two concerts. Thank you, Dr. B, for 
not popping a gasket throughout orchestra rehearsals or lessons when I sat baggie-eyed and 
exhausted, ..and unprepared. Thank you for teaching me the lessons I needed to learn and 
humoring my never-ending enthusiasm for the contrabassoon and solos. 

Thank you to my coworkers and especially my boss for being patient with me this last 
semester when I put files in the wrong place, showed up a little late (and sometimes under- 
dressed) and for always being willing to be that extra someone to talk to. And Mr. G, thank 
you for teaching me that horrible lesson to "Google It," and for your patient "open door" 
policy when I just needed to scream. 

Thank you to those journalism instructors who understood my need to just vent and 
yell on a weekly basis. Thank you for those hour-long conversations in your offices. Thank 
you for being such wonderful role models, mentors and, most importantly, friends. There is 
no way I could have survived one more year as EIC without you. 

Thank you Niki. We always joked last year that I was done and wouldn't do yearbook, 
and I would actually be able to do those dishes and take out the trash (and remember to 
throw away the expired milk I was never home to drink). Thank you again for being patient 
and for always knowing what measure we were on when I became too brain-dead to re- 
member how to count. And thank you for being that little something extra when I got home. 
It was always a blessing those days you got the mail, did the dishes, took out the trash and 
all those other home-related things. You are not only one of my best friends, but the best 
"wife" I could ask for. 

Thank you to my family and friends who understood the one extra empty seat at the 
dinner table and the shortened phone calls while I stayed in the newsroom during holidays. 

But most importantly, I need to thank my staff. It has been one hell of a year, and you 
have stuck through it. You stood patient while I fussed about copy and design and photos. 
You reminded me to relax and had no problems breaking through "my personal space" to 
sing "Woah Child" and "remind me to eat." This was by far the ideal year as far as deadlines 
and other things went, but you have all been wonderful. And thank you those few, who had 
the patience and determination to continue to trudge through it until the end. 

Thank you, Sarah. You have put up with me throughout our entire "yearbook career." 
You remind me to take time for the little things (like holidays and sleep) and help me to 
constantly stay hydrated with our many water runs. You have spent many holidays up in the 
newsroom with me doing yearbook, but you never forget to celebrate them. I will forever 
remember our hunt for "green beer" in NYC, your ridiculous custom on Halloween, the 
haunted house in KC, the "haunted" Natchiotches ghost tour, the mounds of king cake, the 
cute Canadians, the birthdays and all the little things you convinced me to participate in. 

Thank you Sarah, Taylor, Guin and Will. There are moments in your life that make you 
stop and count your blessings. Thank you for being one of mine during the last proofing of 
the book. And thank you to all my friends and family who have stood by my side during this 
difficult time. 

And most importantly, thank you to all the past and future Potpourri staffs. There is 
something at Northwestern and you have captured it for 101 years, and will continue to 
capture it for a 100 more. Thank you for wisdom and strength. 



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The 2009-10 Potpourri was 
printed on a total editorial budget 
founded by the students of the university. 
All full-time students who attended the 
Natchitoches or Shfeveport Nursing School cam- 
puses in fall 2009 may receive one book. Those stu- 
dents who did not pay the student association fee in ^ 
the fall semester or those wanting additional 
copies my purchase a yearbook for $21. Stu- 
dents who have graduated and live out- 
side the Natchitoches area may pay an 
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of the Potpourri was 
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The book was published in accordance with a con- 
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software used was Adobe InDesign CS4, Adobe Photoshop CS4, Adobe Illustra- 
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